Yellow Fever (YF) is a life-threatening disease caused by infected Aedes aegypti, a mosquito species that breeds in the proximity of human habitation. It’s a mosquito-borne viral disease. Yellow Fever is of great magnitude due to its high-mortality rate. Mild symptoms include nausea, vomiting, fever, headache, abdominal and muscle discomforts. Severe symptoms include jaundice, liver, kidney, and respiratory failure. The virus doesn’t spread through contact but the symptoms if not taken care of at the right moment, might even lead to death.
Countries that are prone
Yellow Fever prevails in countries like South America, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago. The disease is endemic and predominates on a large-scale in sub-Saharan Africa.
The YF 17D vaccine strain is developed from a wild-type YF virus (the Asibi strain) isolated in Ghana in 1927. It is attenuated by consecutive serial passages in chicken embryo and dual sub-strains of the 17D vaccine virus are widely used for vaccine production. The final vaccine prep is then lyophilised in cold-chain conditions for further use.
Yellow Fever Vaccine (YFV) is by far a safe and an effective vaccine. Also this 17D vaccine is given only at authorised centres. Our Yellow Fever Vaccination Clinic at Haddenham is an authorised travel clinic for this vaccine. The YF vaccine is given as a single subcutaneous or intramuscular injection. Once you get a jab of this vaccine, you are provided with an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP). This certificate is valid for up to 10 years from the 10th day of your vaccination. If you remain at risk of this disease, booster shots may be required.
Where will I get this Vaccine – Yellow Fever Long Crendon?
JMW Vicary, located in Long Crendon will gear you for your next international trip. We take full care of your travel health needs and can supply a full range of travel immunisations you may need for your journey. You can also visit us your Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre from our Haddenham based Travel Clinic.
Who should not get the yellow fever vaccine?
- If you are suffering from a severe cold, flu or infection of the sinuses or lungs.
- Pregnant women or those planning to conceive in the near future.
- Immune compromised people (HIV/AIDS).
- If you are prone to allergy from eggs, chicken, and gelatin.
- If you have a pre-history of thymus disease-myasthenia gravis, thymoma, or prior removal of thymus gland.
- People dealing with cancer or undergoing cancer-treatment.
- Anyone who is on steroids for more than two weeks.