Yellow fever

Yellow Fever Vaccines and Vaccinations in the West Midlands

We provide a full range of Yellow Fever travel vaccinations and medication in the West Midland area

Yellow Fever Vaccination

Yellow Fever

We are a registered yellow fever centre

Yellow fever (YF) is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. is a vaccine preventable viral infection transmitted predominantly by certain species of day biting mosquitoes.

It is prevalent in tropical & sub-tropical regions of Africa and Central & South America. Outbreaks have caused up to a 50% mortality rate. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends vaccination if travelling to risk areas. Some countries require a certificate of proof of vaccination in order to enter. An International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) must be obtained from a registered yellow fever centre.

At the West Midlands Travel Clinic we can discuss with you the Yellow Fever Vaccine and guide you in the right direction when travelling abroad.

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Vaccination Pricing

£70 Per dose

£70 Per Course

Signs & Symptoms

YF virus can cause an illness that results in:

  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)
  • Bleeding, with severe damage to the major organs.

The death rate is high in those who develop severe disease.


Those visiting YF risk areas should practise meticulous mosquito bite avoidance.

The Vaccination

Ages (Years) Doses Required Schedule Time before travel Boost required at
2 – 85 1 10 days n/a

*Vaccines work best if given time to become active. This vaccine can be given up to the day before travel and will provide some cover.

How do you catch Yellow Fever?

Yellow fever is a viral disease primarily transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes, particularly the Aedes aegypti species. The main ways in which yellow fever is transmitted include:

  1. Mosquito bites: When a person is bitten by an infected mosquito, the yellow fever virus can be transmitted into their bloodstream. Mosquitoes become infected by feeding on monkeys or humans who are carrying the virus.
  2. Human-to-human transmission: In rare cases, yellow fever can be transmitted directly from one infected person to another through close contact with blood or other body fluids. This type of transmission is more likely to occur during the later stages of the disease.

It's important to note that yellow fever cannot be transmitted through casual contact, such as touching or kissing an infected person, or through respiratory droplets like coughing or sneezing.

Yellow fever is endemic in certain regions of Africa and South America, where it poses a higher risk. Travelers visiting or residing in these areas are more susceptible to contracting the disease. It is recommended that individuals traveling to endemic regions receive the yellow fever vaccine before their trip to reduce the risk of infection.

Preventive measures, such as using mosquito repellents, wearing protective clothing, and sleeping under bed nets in areas with mosquitoes, are essential in minimizing the risk of contracting yellow fever and other mosquito-borne diseases.

Who is at risk from Yellow Fever?

Individuals of all ages can be at risk of contracting yellow fever if they live in or travel to areas where the disease is endemic or experience outbreaks. However, certain groups may be more susceptible to severe forms of the illness. The following individuals are at higher risk:

  1. Unvaccinated individuals: People who have not received the yellow fever vaccine or do not have sufficient immunity from a previous infection are at greater risk of contracting the disease.
  2. Travelers to endemic regions: Individuals traveling to or residing in regions where yellow fever is prevalent, particularly in parts of Africa and South America, are at increased risk. Mosquito exposure in these areas can lead to infection.
  3. Individuals in high-risk occupational settings: Certain occupations, such as forestry workers, researchers, or laboratory personnel, may put individuals at a higher risk of exposure to the yellow fever virus.
  4. Older adults: Older individuals have a higher risk of developing severe forms of yellow fever and experiencing complications.

It's important to note that yellow fever vaccination is highly effective in preventing the disease. Vaccination is recommended for individuals traveling to or residing in areas with a risk of yellow fever transmission. Additionally, taking measures to avoid mosquito bites, such as using repellents, wearing protective clothing, and staying in well-screened or air-conditioned accommodations, can help reduce the risk of contracting yellow fever.

Symptoms of Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is a viral infection that can cause a wide range of symptoms, varying from mild to severe. The incubation period for yellow fever is typically 3 to 6 days. Symptoms can manifest in two distinct phases: the acute phase and the toxic phase.

 Acute Phase (First 3 to 4 Days):

  1. Sudden onset of fever: High fever, often exceeding 38.5°C (101.3°F), is a primary symptom of yellow fever.
  2. Headache and muscle aches: Individuals may experience intense headaches, body aches, and back pain.
  3. Fatigue and weakness: Feelings of exhaustion and general weakness are common during the acute phase.
  4. Chills and shivering: Cold chills and shivering may accompany the fever.
  5. Loss of appetite: A decreased desire to eat or loss of appetite can occur.
  6. Nausea and vomiting: Some individuals may experience nausea and vomiting, often accompanied by abdominal pain.
  7. Dizziness and lightheadedness: A sense of dizziness or feeling lightheaded can be present.

 Toxic Phase (Severe Form):

  1. Jaundice: In severe cases, yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice) may develop, giving the disease its name.
  2. Organ dysfunction: Yellow fever can lead to liver and kidney damage, resulting in organ dysfunction.
  3. Bleeding: Severe cases may exhibit signs of bleeding, such as blood in the vomit, stools, or urine.
  4. Delirium and confusion: Neurological symptoms, including delirium, seizures, and confusion, can occur.

It's important to note that the majority of individuals infected with yellow fever experience mild symptoms or remain asymptomatic. However, in severe cases, yellow fever can be life-threatening. Seeking immediate medical attention is crucial if yellow fever is suspected, as early diagnosis and supportive care can improve outcomes. Vaccination against yellow fever is an effective preventive measure.

Yellow Fever Risk Areas

Yellow Fever Risk Areas

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