Yellow Fever

Going to South America or Africa? Consider a Yellow Fever Vaccination or Prevention.

“The most effective way to prevent infection from Yellow Fever virus is to prevent mosquito bites. Mosquitoes bite during the day and night.  Use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and pants, treat clothing and gear, and get vaccinated before traveling, if your doctor recommends vaccination”

Use Insect Repellent

Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellentsexternal icon with one of the active ingredients below. When used as directed, EPA-registered insect repellents are proven safe and effective, even for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Picaridin (known as KBR 3023 and icaridin outside the US)
Oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE)
Para-menthane-diol (PMD)
Find the right insect repellent for you by using EPA’s search toolexternal icon.

For Vaccine Information;

General Information about Yellow Fever Vaccine
Yellow Fever Vaccine Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
The 2010 recommendations include information on the epidemiology of YF, the safety profile of the vaccine, and health regulations related to the vaccine.
Yellow fever vaccine booster doses: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, 2015
Provides updated information on booster dose recommendations for yellow fever vaccine.
How Health Care Providers Can Become Certified to Administer Yellow Fever Vaccine
Reporting Adverse Events Following Vaccination (Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System)external icon
Special Testing for Selected Patients with Serious Adverse Events Potentially Related to Yellow Fever Vaccination
Update to International Health Regulations – Yellow fever vaccination boosterexternal icon
Yellow Fever Carrying Mosquito (Aedes aegypti)