Yellow Fever Clinic London
You can get your vaccination at the Broadgate GP Yellow Fever Clinic in London. We are a registered yellow fever vaccination centre. You can call us on 020 7638 4330 to arrange an appointment for a yellow fever vaccination or if you’ve always got a busy schedule, just walk in when you’ve got time. We are open Monday to Thursday, from 8AM to 6:30PM and Fridays 8:00 to 5:30PM.
What Is A Yellow Fever Vaccination?
The vaccination itself is carried out here in our travel clinic using Stamaril, the only licensed Yellow Fever vaccine available for use here in the UK. One single dose will keep you protected for up to 10 years. If you will be at risk of infection beyond this period, ask about a booster vaccination before the 10 year period is up.
The vaccination or booster must be administered 10 days before you travel, or in terms of a booster shot, 10 days before the 10th anniversary of the original vaccination. This will allow your body sufficient time to develop protection.
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Who Should Avoid Yellow Fever Vaccination?
There are certain people to whom the Yellow Fever Vaccination could be hazardous. These people include:
- Babies under the age of nine months
- Pregnant women
- Women who are breastfeeding
- Anyone with a compromised immune system (including people diagnosed with HIV, or those undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy)
- Anyone who is allergic to eggs (the vaccine contains a small amount of egg)
- Anyone with a Thymus gland condition
- Anyone with an allergy to any of the ingredients of the vaccine
If you fall into one of the above categories, chat to a member of staff here at our travel clinic for advice. Please note that we may be able to issue you with an exemption certificate depending on the circumstances.
Possible Side Effects Of The Yellow Fever Vaccine
Once the Yellow Fever Vaccine has been administered, between 10% and 30% of people experience mild side-effects, which can include:
- Muscle pain
- Soreness at the vaccination point
- Slight fever
These mild side-effects can take up to 5 days to manifest themselves.
Yellow Fever Vaccination Certification
If the country you are travelling to requires a certificate of vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP), we can issue you with one, but please note that it will not become valid until 10 days after your Yellow Fever Vaccination. It is always a good idea if you’re going to be travelling around within a Yellow Fever designated risk area (i.e. from country to country) to make sure that you carry your certificate with you.
If you cannot produce it on entry into any country, that country may offer you another vaccination, but would then have to hold you in isolation for a period of 10 days before allowing you to enter.