Yellow Fever Vaccine
At Travel Clinics, we prioritise your well-being and provide expert medical care. Our General Practitioners (GPs) are specially trained in the administration of the Yellow Fever Vaccine, ensuring that you receive the highest quality service.
We offer a wide range of travel vaccinations with locations across the UK. Whether you need vaccinations for travel purposes or for work, we are here to help you. We offer free travel consultations so you can travel safely and confidently.
£95 per dose
Over 9 months
Stay protected during your travels with our Travel Vaccination Consultation. Our expert medical team will guide you on essential vaccinations, helping prevent diseases uncommon in the UK. Learn how to minimise the risk of exposure and ensure a safe and healthy journey.
What is Yellow Fever?
Yellow fever is a viral infection that is predominantly found in sub-Saharan Africa and South America. When travelling to certain countries within these regions, it may be mandatory to possess an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) to ensure your safety and the safety of others. The Yellow Fever Vaccine, administered at least 10 days before travel, provides lifelong protection against this potentially serious disease.
How does Yellow Fever spread?
Yellow fever is transmitted exclusively through mosquito bites. These mosquitoes are typically prevalent in rural areas and towns, with a higher likelihood of exposure during the daytime. It’s crucial to note that even if you have received the Yellow Fever Vaccine, it is still advisable to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites when travelling to these areas. Other mosquito-borne illnesses, such as malaria and dengue, pose similar risks. To enhance your protection, we recommend wearing clothing that covers your entire body, using mosquito nets, and applying insect repellent.
Who should receive the Yellow Fever Vaccine?
At Private Medical Clinic, we strongly recommend the Yellow Fever Vaccine if you plan to travel to countries where yellow fever is endemic. These areas include tropical and subtropical regions of sub-Saharan Africa, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. It’s worth noting that some countries may require you to possess an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) for entry.
To ensure optimal efficacy, it is advisable to receive the vaccine at least ten days before your departure, allowing sufficient time for the vaccine to take effect.
Who should avoid the Yellow Fever Vaccine?
While the Yellow Fever Vaccine is generally safe and highly recommended, certain individuals should avoid it due to potential risks or contraindications. We advise against administering the vaccine to the following groups:
- Pregnant or breastfeeding individuals.
- Infants under 9 months old.
- Individuals over 60 years old.
- Those with weakened immune systems, such as individuals with HIV, allergies to egg or chicken proteins, or individuals on immunosuppressant medications like chemotherapy treatments, steroids, or methotrexate.
- Individuals with a history of thymus dysfunction or thymectomy.
If you fall into any of the above categories or are uncertain about your eligibility, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our experienced GPs will provide personalised guidance and recommend the best course of action.
How long does the Yellow Fever Vaccine protect me?
The Yellow Fever Vaccine offers lifelong protection with just a single shot administered in the upper arm. Additionally, the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) you receive will remain valid for life, ensuring continued recognition of your vaccination status.
Do I need a Yellow Fever Booster?
In specific circumstances, a yellow fever vaccine booster may be necessary. Consider the following situations:
- If your last yellow fever vaccine was administered 10 years ago.
- If you are planning to travel again to an area where yellow fever is prevalent.
- If you received your initial vaccine at the age of 2 or during pregnancy.
It’s essential to assess your individual circumstances and consult with our experienced healthcare professionals to determine whether a booster shot is necessary in your case.
Potential side effects of the Yellow Fever Vaccine
While the Yellow Fever Vaccine is generally well-tolerated and highly recommended, it is essential to be aware of potential side effects. The majority of individuals experience only minor side effects, which are outweighed by the benefits of vaccination. These side effects typically include:
- Muscle pain
- Mild fever
Most side effects occur within the first 14 days after vaccination and subside within three days. However, if you experience persistent discomfort or feel unwell following the vaccine, we strongly encourage you to contact our clinic immediately for further assistance and medical advice.
How much do Travel Vaccinations cost?
Yellow Fever Vaccine (Includes Certificate)
Hepatitis A (Booster after 6-12 months)
Typhoid (Covers for 3 years)
Diphtheria, Tetanus & Polio (Covers for 10 years)
Hepatitis B (Course of 3 vaccines – £195)
Rabies (Course of 3 vaccines – £195)
Japanese Encephalitis (Course of 2 vaccines – £250)
Meningitis ACWY (Covers for 3-5 years)
Cholera (Course of 2 vaccines)
Whooping cough vaccine (Pertussis) (Pertussis combined with D/T/P)
Malaria is a life-threatening disease that occurs in tropical and subtropical regions, including Africa, Asia, and South America. If you’re planning a trip to these regions, it’s essential to take the necessary precautions to prevent malaria.
Antimalarial medication is essential for preventing malaria in high-risk areas. Consult with a travel health specialist to determine which medication is right for you. Some medications must be taken several weeks before your trip, so plan ahead.
When selecting a mosquito repellent, make sure it’s effective and safe. Choose a product that contains at least 20% DEET or an equivalent concentration of other active ingredients.
If you’re planning to travel to an area with a high risk of polio or diphtheria, it may be necessary to get vaccinated against polio, diphtheria, and tetanus. The need for a DTP booster shot depends on the date of your previous vaccination.
The polio, diphtheria, and tetanus vaccine is a combination vaccine that protects against these three serious illnesses. Polio is a highly infectious disease that can cause paralysis, while diphtheria and tetanus are bacterial infections that can lead to respiratory problems and muscle stiffness. The vaccine works by stimulating the immune system to produce antibodies against these illnesses, which helps to protect against them.
The hepatitis A vaccine is a preventive measure against hepatitis A, an infection that targets the liver. This disease is caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). If you plan to travel to high risk areas, it is essential to assess your risk and take appropriate precautions to safeguard your health.
Hepatitis A is a highly contagious virus that is typically not acquired in the UK. This virus primarily targets the liver, resulting in various symptoms such as abdominal discomfort, jaundice, dark-colored urine, fever, diarrhea, and nausea. It’s important to note that unlike other forms of hepatitis, such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A does not lead to long-lasting liver damage or cirrhosis. However, in rare cases, Hepatitis A can progress to liver failure, which can be life-threatening, especially among older individuals.
The most effective method of preventing Hepatitis B infection is through vaccination. The Hepatitis B vaccine is safe and highly effective. If you plan to travel to high risk areas, it is essential to assess your risk and take appropriate precautions to safeguard your health.
Hepatitis B is a viral infection that primarily targets the liver, leading to acute illness and potentially causing long-lasting damage. This global health challenge affects millions of individuals across nearly every continent. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there were approximately 296 million cases of Hepatitis B in 2019, resulting in an alarming 820,000 deaths attributed to liver damage and liver cancer. The highest concentration of cases can be found in the WHO Western Pacific and African regions.
A typhoid vaccination is recommended if you are travelling to an area of high risk, such as the Indian subcontinent, parts of Africa, South America, and other regions with low hygiene standards. The typhoid vaccine is a crucial preventive measure that stimulates your body to produce antibodies, enhancing your immune system’s ability to fight against the typhoid bacteria.
Typhoid fever is a serious bacterial infection that can have severe consequences if left untreated. It spreads throughout the body, affecting multiple organs and can even lead to complications such as internal bleeding, which can be fatal. It is primarily prevalent in areas where hygiene standards are low.
The Meningitis ACWY vaccine is highly recommended for individuals traveling to regions with a high risk of meningococcal meningitis, including parts of Africa, the Middle East, and certain countries in South America. This vaccine serves as a crucial preventive measure, stimulating the production of antibodies in your body and enhancing your immune system’s ability to combat the bacteria responsible for meningococcal meningitis.
To safeguard against this disease, the Meningitis ACWY vaccine provides protection against four different serogroups of the bacteria: A, C, W, and Y. By receiving this vaccine, individuals can significantly reduce their risk of contracting the disease and potentially protect themselves from its debilitating consequences.
Japanese Encephalitis (JE) is a viral infection transmitted through mosquito bites that is prevalent in certain regions of Asia, including rural areas of China, Japan, Southeast Asia, and the Indian subcontinent. If you are planning to travel to these high-risk areas, it is strongly recommended to receive the Japanese Encephalitis vaccine as a preventive measure.
The Japanese Encephalitis vaccine stimulates the production of antibodies in the body, enhancing the immune system’s ability to fight against the JEV. By receiving this vaccine, you can significantly reduce the risk of contracting the virus and developing Japanese Encephalitis.
Rabies is a deadly viral disease that affects the nervous system of mammals, including humans. It is primarily transmitted through the bite or scratch of an infected animal, most commonly dogs, bats, raccoons, and other wild animals. If you are traveling to areas where rabies is prevalent, it is crucial to be aware of the risks and take preventive measures, including the rabies vaccine.
The rabies vaccine serves as a preventive measure to protect individuals from contracting the virus. It is administered before potential exposure or as a series of post-exposure shots, depending on the circumstances. Pre-exposure vaccination is recommended for individuals who may be at an increased risk of exposure, such as animal handlers, veterinarians, and individuals traveling to regions where rabies is prevalent.
Yellow fever is a viral disease caused by the yellow fever virus, primarily transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes. It is mainly found in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa and South America. If you are planning to travel to areas where yellow fever is endemic or where there is a risk of outbreaks, it is important to take precautions and consider getting the yellow fever vaccine.
The yellow fever vaccine is a highly effective preventive measure against the disease. It is a live attenuated vaccine that stimulates the body’s immune system to develop immunity to the yellow fever virus. Many countries require proof of yellow fever vaccination as an entry requirement, especially if you are arriving from or have recently visited a country with a risk of yellow fever transmission.
Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is a viral infection transmitted through the bite of infected ticks. It is primarily found in parts of Europe and Asia, particularly in forested areas and regions with high tick populations. If you are planning to travel to areas where TBE is endemic or engaging in outdoor activities in these regions, it is important to be aware of the risks and consider getting vaccinated against tick-borne encephalitis.
The tick-borne encephalitis vaccine is a preventive measure that provides protection against the virus. It stimulates the body’s immune system to produce antibodies that help fight against the tick-borne encephalitis virus. The vaccine is typically administered as a series of doses and offers long-term immunity against the disease.
Cholera is a bacterial infection caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. It is primarily transmitted through the ingestion of contaminated food or water. Cholera is prevalent in areas with inadequate sanitation and poor access to clean drinking water, particularly in parts of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. If you are traveling to these regions, it is important to take necessary precautions and consider receiving the cholera vaccine.
The cholera vaccine is an oral vaccine that provides protection against the specific strains of Vibrio cholerae responsible for the disease. It stimulates the production of antibodies in the body, enhancing the immune system’s ability to fight against the bacteria. The vaccine is typically administered in a series of doses and offers a certain level of immunity against cholera.