We are a designated Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre
You do not need to be a registered patient here to use this service. Please ask reception and they will book your appointment.
What is yellow fever & how do you catch it?
Yellow fever is a serious infection spread through the bite of a mosquito. The mosquitoes that have the virus are usually found in towns and rural areas, and tend to bite during the day. Areas where there’s a risk of yellow fever are:
• Most of Sub-Saharan Africa
• Most of South America
• Parts of Central America
• Parts of the Caribbean
•Some countries require proof of the vaccination to enter the country.
If you’re travelling to an area with a risk of yellow fever, there’s a highly effective vaccination given as an injection in the upper arm. The vaccination needs to be administered at least 10 days before travel to allow it time to work. In some cases, people who have the vaccine can experience minor side effects, which can include:
• Muscle pain
• A mild fever
• Soreness around the injection
The vaccination has also been associated with some more serious side effects which are very rare. It’s important that you’re aware of these, but also that the serious consequences of contracting yellow fever can be fatal. Doctor /Nurse will discuss these at the time of your appointment.
How long does the yellow fever vaccination last?
The yellow fever vaccination provides lifelong protection and certificates are valid for life. Some countries require a yellow Fever Certificate. You do not need to be a registered patient here to use this service.
Please ask reception for more information.