The most frequently requested vaccine we provide at Away Clinic is the yellow fever vaccine. It is required for travel to many African destinations and recommended for certain parts of South America. Yellow fever is spread by mosquitoes carrying infected blood from humans or non-human primates. Please see our frequently asked questions below:
Avoiding yellow fever and what to do if you get it:
Most people only need one yellow fever shot to last a lifetime:
People traveling to areas with endemic yellow fever (mainly in parts of Africa and South America) should get the yellow fever vaccine at least 10 days before they arrive in their destination country unless (a) they've already had it or (b) they're in a vulnerable group (too old, too young, compromised immune system).
Where is yellow fever?
Here are some more comprehensive guides on yellow fever and the yellow fever vaccine: