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Yellow Fever Vaccine in Arizona

We offer the yellow fever vaccine and proof of yellow fever vaccination for travel to Africa and South America. We stock the yellow fever vaccine at all times in our clinics in Mesa and Chandler, AZ. The vaccination is administered by a registered nurse who has specialized training in travel medicine.

Available at our Mesa and Chandler clinics

See the most up-to-date pricing on our pricing page.

Where can I find the yellow fever vaccine in Arizona?

Away Clinic offers yellow fever vaccines to travelers in Mesa and Chandler, Arizona. See our locations page for more information. Schedule an appointment at your local Away Clinic to get vaccinated and receive your International Certificate of Vaccination (also known as a ‘yellow card’). This card can be used to enter countries where yellow fever vaccination is required. Yellow fever vaccines are recommended for everyone over 9 months of age who will be traveling to high-risk areas. Certain medical conditions may prohibit you from receiving the vaccine, please talk to your Away Clinic travel health specialist for more details.


How much does yellow fever vaccination cost?

See our pricing page for the most up-to-date pricing information.


Do I need a yellow fever vaccination?

The yellow fever vaccination is recommended or required for many international travelers. Depending on what countries you plan to visit, your age and health factors, you may need the yellow fever vaccination. Many countries in Africa require proof of yellow fever vaccination. It is recommended for other destinations in Africa and South America.


How do I get a yellow fever vaccine certificate for international travel?

Some countries require proof of yellow fever vaccination to enter. If you are visiting multiple countries, the sequence of your travels may impact whether the yellow fever vaccine is required or not. Spending 12 hours or more (even just a plane layover) in a country with high risk of yellow fever transmission may lead your next destination to require you to be vaccinated for yellow fever.


Only Arizona state-certified yellow fever vaccination clinics can give the yellow fever vaccination in Arizona. Away Clinic is a certified yellow fever vaccination center and keeps the yellow fever vaccine in stock at all of its clinics. Additionally, we are able to provide an international (yellow) vaccine card with stamped proof of immunization that can help you get a visa or gain entry to several destinations in Africa. We provide this as a standard part of our service so you don't have to request it.


How do I get a yellow fever vaccine waiver?

If you are over 65 years old or in poor health, you may not safely be able to get the yellow fever vaccine. The vaccine is a live virus so it can harm someone with a weakened immune system. In such cases Away Clinic, as a yellow fever vaccination center, can provide a waiver that should still allow you to travel wherever you want to go without risking potentially harmful side effects of the vaccine.


Is the yellow fever vaccine safe and effective?

The yellow fever vaccine (YF-Vax) is a live vaccine that has been used to protect against yellow fever for over eighty years. It is relatively safe and provides up to 99% immunity for life.


Most people only need one yellow fever vaccine for lifelong immunity, but a booster may be recommended if it has been over 10 years since your last vaccination and your destination has had ongoing outbreaks of yellow fever.


What is Yellow Fever?

Yellow fever is a virus spread by mosquitos in South America and Africa countries. The disease can affect humans and non-human primates. Yellow fever symptoms can include fever, vomiting, chills, body aches, severe headache, and more. Some people develop severe symptoms which include a high fever, yellow skin/jaundice, organ failure, bleeding, and shock. About 30-60% of those who develop severe symptoms die. There is no medicine or treatment to cure yellow fever, so vaccination is the best prevention.


How can I avoid getting yellow fever and other mosquito-borne illnesses?

The yellow fever vaccine is very effective. But even if you are up to date on immunizations it's good to take precautions against mosquito bites. Many mosquito-borne illnesses are not vaccine preventable so other disease control steps are necessary. Thus we recommend:

  • Using insect repellent (DEET, lemon of eucalyptus, picaridin are all ingredients to look for)

  • Wearing the right clothing (Long sleeve shirts, pants, and tall socks are best for outdoor activities to decrease the likelihood of a mosquito bite)

  • Being aware of the time (mosquitos are most active at dusk and dawn)

See our safe travel guide for mosquito prevention supply recommendations.


What are the side effects of the yellow fever shot?

The yellow fever vaccine is a live virus vaccine so you can feel a little bit sick after receiving it. These side effects could include fever, muscle aches and headaches. If you have a more severe reaction such as difficulty breathing you should see a medical doctor. Severe side effects are rare.


What if I'm pregnant or hoping to become pregnant?

In this case you should avoid travel to regions that have active yellow fever outbreaks. If you do get vaccinated while pregnant it is unlikely to harm you or your baby.

Find out what vaccines you need for your trip

Check out our Safe Travel Guide

Tips for safe travel, travel supplies checklist, travel insurance, travel shopping lists.

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