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Why is the Yellow Fever Vaccine so Important?


Why is the Yellow Fever Vaccine so Important?


Planning a trip abroad is often one of the most exciting things but ensuring your travel health is up to date is a must before you leave the UK. The yellow fever vaccination is available at Touchwood Pharmacy’s travel vaccination clinic and it’s a vaccine you don’t want to decline.

What is Yellow Fever?

Yellow fever is an infection that is spread by female mosquitoes of the Aedes aegypti species. An infected mosquito passes the infection on with its bite. It is usually found in the tropics and subtropics.

The early symptoms include headaches, fever, nausea and muscle aches and pains. At first, it can be hard to distinguish from other viral illnesses. Yellow fever can quickly become more serious and cause liver damage and internal bleeding. The whites of the eyes can become yellowed, giving this infection its name.

There is no known cure for yellow fever, and in 2013, there were around 45,000 deaths from yellow fever worldwide.

Yellow Fever Vaccine

The vaccine is well respected and protects within ten days of being administered. One dose of the vaccine provides lifelong protection, so after having the vaccine, you will be protected for all subsequent trips you make to high-risk areas.

Some countries require evidence of yellow fever vaccination before allowing you to enter the country at Customs. At our travel vaccination clinic we can provide the required certification once you have received the vaccination.

We offer convenient appointments in your local area, making it easier than ever to make sure your travel vaccinations are up to date before you go abroad. It’s easy to see why people searching for “yellow fever vaccine near me” choose to visit one of our travel clinics.

Call today to book your appointment.