LISBURN TRAVEL CLINIC
***ATTENTION ALL TRAVELLERS***
THE TRAVEL CLINIC HAS A STOCK OF YELLOW FEVER VACCINES
CALL 028 92 501281 TO BOOK A YELLOW FEVER APPOINTMENT
What is Yellow Fever?
Yellow fever is a serious illness caused by the yellow fever virus, which is passed on to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito.
Yellow fever can vary from a flu-like illness that gets better on its own over several days to a severe illness with organ failure and death.
There is no specific medicine to treat yellow fever. Most people with the disease will need to be admitted to hospital and treated in intensive care. Many people who get yellow fever will die from the disease.
Where does Yellow Fever occur?
Yellow fever occurs in tropical parts of Central and South America and Africa. Although most cases occur in the countryside, it can occur in cities, particularly in parts of West Africa. The World Health Organization estimates that 200,000 cases occur each year.
Who should get Yellow Fever vaccine?
In general, there are two situations where travellers should be immunised against yellow fever.
- Travel to countries that require immunisation as a condition for entry.
- Travel to countries where there is a risk of getting yellow fever.
At Lisburn Travel Clinic you will be advised whether or not you need the vaccine.
Yellow Fever vaccine:
Vaccinations can only be given in approved yellow fever vaccination centres (YFVC). Lisburn Travel Clinic is a YFVC.
Yellow fever vaccine must be given at least 10 days prior to your trip to be effective and to be officially accepted by the country to which you are travelling. Travellers who are leaving sooner than the 10 day interval should discuss the advisability of getting the vaccine with the nurse in the travel clinic.
You will be given a certificate once your vaccine has been administered and you must carry your certificate with you during travel, it may be requested by immigration officials during your trip so you should place it in your passport and look after it carefully.
Your certificate will be valid for 10 years.