Yellow Fever vaccinations
If you are travelling to Africa, the Caribbean, Central or South America, you should be aware of the risk of yellow fever virus transmission and take the necessary precautions to protect yourself from infection.
What is yellow fever?
Yellow fever is a viral disease that is transmitted primarily by mosquitoes. Yellow fever can lead to serious illness and even death. It is called ‘yellow fever’ because in serious cases, the skin turns yellow in colour. This is known as ‘jaundice’.
It is highly recommended that all travellers be vaccinated for yellow fever if travelling to or from a yellow fever risk country.
People who are one year of age or older will be asked to provide an international vaccination certificate if, within six days before arriving in Australia, they have stayed overnight or longer in a yellow fever risk country.
The World Health Organisation has recently recommended that a single dose of yellow fever vaccine provides life-long immunity to the disease.
Vitalis Healthcare Practice is a fully accredited Yellow Fever vaccination clinic and provides the vaccine and certificate at a cost of $140. This immunisation is not covered by Medicare and the fee is payable to the practice at the time of your consultation.
Once your consultation is complete, you will be issued with a Yellow Fever certificate.
When booking your consultation for a Yellow Fever vaccination please advise our friendly receptionist so the appropriate appointment can be made. Generally, this consultation will take 30 mins and is followed by a mandatory 20-minute post immunisation observation period.