Yellow fever is a very serious disease that can prove to be fatal in some circumstances, so it is important that you make sure you vaccinations are up to date before you visit an affected country.
What is yellow fever?
Yellow fever is a virus that is spread by mosquitoes in tropical countries such as South America, some parts of the Caribbean and Africa.
The symptoms of yellow fever typically include a high temperature, vomiting or nausea, jaundice, headache and bleeding.
There have not been any recent cases of yellow fever in the UK, Europe, Asia or North America, but six travellers from the USA and Europe have died from the disease since 1996. None of these fatalities were vaccinated, which reiterates how important it is to have the vaccination before you travel.
Where can I get the yellow fever vaccine?
As a registered yellow fever vaccination centre, Broadgate General Practice can give you the vaccine along with any travel advice and medical information you may need for your trip. We will also provide you with the international vaccination certificate that you are required to show to gain access to an affected country.
We offer a range of last-minute services, including a walk-in clinic and immediate vaccinations, so you can visit us for your yellow fever vaccine right away.
However, you must make sure that you have the injection at least 10 days before your travel because your body requires this long to build up an immunity. It is also worth noting that your proof of vaccination certificate will not become valid until 10 days after your jab, so you will have difficulty entering your destination country if you don’t have the vaccination in time.
Don’t panic if you have left it quite late to have your injection though because you can get vaccinated right away at our travel clinic. We are located in the heart of the City, so it is very easy to visit us at a time that suits you.
Call us now on 020 7638 4330 to arrange an appointment or visit https://www.broadgategp.co.uk/travel-clinic to find out more about our London travel clinic and yellow fever vaccination services.