Authorised Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre
We are an authorised Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre. We work in collaboration with the National Travel Health Network and Center (NaTHNaC) set up by the Department of Health to protect the health of british travellers. 
We are authroised to provide the Yellow Fever vaccine and issue International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) required when travelling to some countries. We also offer travel advice regarding Yellow Fever as well as other vaccination requirements relating to travelling abroad. 

The Yellow Fever Vaccine is available for £70 which includes issuing of the certificate. If vaccination is not appropriate for medical reasons, we can issue a Medical Letter of Exemption which will be needed in place of the certificate for a small fee. 

Yellow Fever is a serious illness caused by a virus of the Flaviviridae family and is spread by mosquitoes in parts of the tropical and sub-tropical regions of Africa and South/Central America. 

The symptoms of Yellow Fever can be mild to severe. Mild symptoms range from flu-like symptoms, reduced heart rate, lower back pain,  nausea and vomitting. More serious symptoms occur in upto 25% of people such as stomach pain, jaundice, yellowing of skin and urine, multi-organ failure and bleeding from the mouth, eyes and nose. 

Symptoms of yellow fever can occur 3-6 days after a bite from an infectious mosquito. Mild symptoms can last for 3-4 days, however some people can develop the severe symptoms 24 hours after feeling better which can be fatal.

There is currently no treatment for Yellow Fever other then vaccination. Infection with this disease requires specialist urgent and intensive medical treatment. Whilst most people make a full recovery after 3-4 days, there is a very high mortality for anyone experiencing severe symptoms. Vaccination is therefore highly recommended before travelling to any area with a high incidence of Yellow Fever. 

The Yellow Fever vaccine is a single dose vaccine which goes by the brand name Stamaril. It is given by subcutaneous or intramuscular injection. 

The Yellow Fever vaccine is a live attenuated vaccine. This is therefore not suitable for anyone with a weakened immune system, such as anyone on immunosuppresants, high dose steroids or chemotherapy, anyone suffering from HIV, cancer or any condition affecting the immune system. 

Please contact our pharmacist for further advice if needed. 
The Yellow Fever vaccine is given via one subcutaneous intramuscular injection into the muscle of the upper arm or thigh. 
Protection from a single dose of the Yellow Fever vaccine lasts for atleast 35 years and may also be life-long. 

Effectiveness at 10 days is approximately 90% which increases to 99% after 28 days. 
Most people who have the Yellow fever vaccine will have no to mild symptoms. These include muscle pains, headache and low grade fever which can last approximately 3 days. These can develop up to 10 days post vaccination and affect approximately 10-30% of people. 

Serious side-effects are rare which include hypersensitivity (allergic) reactions, vaccine-associated neurological disease (YEL-AND) and vaccine-associated viscerotropic disease (YEL-AVD). 

Anaphylaxis, which is a severe hypersensitivy reaction, can occur if a person is allergic to eggs or any of the components of the vaccine. This estimated to occur in 1.3 out of 100,000 individuals. 

YEL-AND is a rare condition which effects the nervous system and the brain estimated to occur in 0.8 out of 100,000 individuals. This can occur between 2-56 days after the vaccine, starting with a fever and headache which can lead to inflammation of the brain and effects on the nerves. Most people affected make a full recovery. 

YEL-AVD is a rare condition which causes fever and multi-organ failure similar to yellow fever disease. The number of people effected is estimated to be 0.3 out of 100,000 individuals. Death occurs in more than 60% of cases worldwide. 

The risk of both YEL-AND and YEL-AVD increases with age. 

Despite the risk of side-effects, the risk of getting Yellow Fever is usually far greater if travelling to a high risk area. Our pharmacist will make a careful individual assessment of all risks when advising you about vaccination and your travel plans. 

For further information, please contact us and speak to our pharmacist who will be happy to help. 
In some groups of people, the Yellow Fever Vaccine is contraindicated, such as:
  • Children below the age of 9 months. 
  • Anyone with a history of an allergy to any of the components of the vaccine, or who have a severe egg allergy.
  • Anyone with a weakened immmune system due to medication such as immunosuppressant, high dose steroids, chemotherapy or radiotherapy or suffering from any disease that effects their immune system, such as AIDS (HIV)
  • People with a disorder of their thymus gland, or have had their thymus gland removed from any previous surgery, such as heart surgery. 
  • Those with a 1st degree family history of YEL-AND or YEL-AVD. (see side-effects)
Your Yellow fever vaccination certificate is valid for life, starting 10 days after you recieve your vaccination. 

It is important to keep the certificate safe to use for future travel. 

If you lose your certificate, duplicate certificates can be issued from the Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre for a small charge subject to satisfactory confirmation of your vaccination history. 
Travelling to an area with high incidence of Yellow Fever without vaccination is very risky. It is usually advised to avoid travelling or change the itenerary to avoid any high risk areas. 

If travel is unavoidable and you can't have the vaccine for medical reasons, a Medical Letter of Exemption (MLOE) can be issued if travelling to a country which requires the vaccine. Other health professionals, such as your usual doctor may also be able to issue an MLOE. The MLOE can be used to prove to any border control agency that vaccination is not possible on medical grounds and is usually acceptable in most countries. 

An MLOE is only required if Yellow Fever vaccination is a requirement of entry to a country you are planning to visit. However, even if there is no requirement, it is still important to consider the risk of catching Yellow Fever if you plan to travel without vaccination due to the severity of the disease. 

Please speak to our pharmacist if you believe you should not have the vaccine for further advice. 
NaTHNaC's Travelhealthpro website contains free information and travel advice for all countries and can be used by all healthcare professionals and travellers. 

For further information, visit the Yellow Fever page at or check the countries page for information on each destination. For further advice, contact us and speak to our pharmacist who will be happy to give you the best advice. 
You can contact us using our online form or call on 0121 522 4057 

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