Yellow Fever Vaccine Update

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Isle of Man Public Health Directorate is pleased to advise travellers that the yellow fever vaccine is now available.

This vaccine has been unavailable since last summer, however all three local Designated Yellow Fever Vaccine Centres are now booking appointments for those travellers requiring it. Please contact one of the three centres direct to book your appointment.

The yellow fever vaccine must be given at least 10 days prior to travel into a yellow fever area.

Yellow fever (YF) virus is an arthropod borne virus of the Flaviviridae family. Other flaviviruses include dengue and Japanese encephalitis viruses. The areas at risk for transmission of YF are in tropical regions of Africa and South America. Vaccination against YF is available and should be recorded in an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis. The illness yellow fever carries a high mortality rate.

For more information please visit the NaTHNaC website: http://www.nathnac.org/travel/index.htm

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