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Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is a viral infection that can cause someone to become unwell with symptoms such as headache, fever, vomiting, jaundice, haemorrhage and death. It is transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito.

The Vaccine

Who can have this vaccine?

People aged over 9 months and under 60 years.

If you are over 60 years old or less than 9 months you have an increased risk of certain types of severe but rare reactions to the vaccine (including serious reactions that affect the brain and nerves, and vital organs). You will only be given the vaccine if the risk of infection with the virus is well established in countries where you are going to stay. Babies under 6 months should not have the vaccine.

Doses required

1 dose


£100 per dose

How is it given?

This is an injection in the upper arm (or thigh).

How long does protection last?


Other information

To be given at least 10 days before travel.
Further information is available in the NaTHNaC Yellow Fever Information Leaflet for Travellers Yellow fever: Information for travellers leaflet YELLOW FEVER ZONE ( and on the FitForTravel Yellow Fever Vaccine page Yellow Fever - Fit for Travel.

Patient Leaflet

Please refer to the patient leaflet for full information on this vaccine:

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