Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever Vaccination is available at Garner Pharmacy (Including vaccination and certificate).

Give us a call to find out more. Vaccinations are subject to availability.

About Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is a serious and sometimes fatal viral disease that is spread through the bite of certain types of mosquito, but mainly the Aedes aegypti species.  The vast majority of all yellow fever instances are in sub-Saharan Africa (countries to the south of the Sahara), however yellow fever is endemic in several South and Central American countries. There are also instances of transmission reported on several Caribbean islands. It occurs in both jungle and urban areas as the mosquitoes that spread the disease live and breed in both environments.

Countries at risk

Yellow fever occurs mainly in African countries to the south of the Sahara desert and in tropical parts of South and Central American countries.

Nearly all affected countries require proof of yellow fever vaccination in the form of an International Certificate of Vaccination before they allow a traveller to enter the country. Failure to provide a valid certificate is taken very seriously and will normally lead to a traveller being quarantined, immunised or denied entry.

To find out more about the areas affected by yellow fever, click here.

Signs and symptoms

The first phase of yellow fever includes symptoms such as fever, muscle pain, headache, shivers, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting. After three to four days most patients improve and their symptoms disappear. However, within 24 hours of apparent recovery, some patients progress to a more serious stage of the illness involving jaundice, haemorrhagic fever and deterioration of kidney function. Approximately 50% of patients developing the more sever symptoms will die within 7-10 days after the onset.

Travel precautions

The risk of acquiring yellow fever is determined by the travel destination and its intensity level of yellow fever transmission, season of travel, duration of travel and activities allowing exposure to mosquitoes.

Prevention

Unfortunately there is no effective treatment for yellow fever, but is preventable by getting a yellow fever vaccination before visiting a destination in which the virus is known to exist. Travellers to areas at risk may require a single dose injection of StamarilStamaril is a yellow fever vaccine that contains a live, weakened form of the yellow fever virus. It works by stimulating the body’s immune response to this virus, without causing the disease.

Certificate of vaccination

Under stringent regulations set out by the World Health Organisation (WHO), travellers to countries affected by yellow fever are required to carry an international certificate of vaccination as proof of vaccination against the yellow fever virus.

Garner Pharmacy is an official designated yellow fever centre. We are able to administer the yellow fever vaccination and will advise on the best course of action to keep you safe while travelling.

Call us to today and we will be more than happy to advise if you require a vaccination against the yellow fever virus.

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