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.
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Where is yellow fever found?
Yellow fever tends to come from the sub-Saharan desert, most of South America, Central America and the Caribbean, so should you be visiting or travelling to any of these areas, it’s important that you get vaccinated. It isn’t found in the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand or the Pacific Islands, so you don’t need to worry about these areas.
It is worth while considering that some countries which are near to the sub-Saharan desert, South America, Central America and the Caribbean, you may require a proof of vaccination certificate when visiting. Even if there’s no risk of catching yellow fever, it’s still a requirement.
Should this apply to you, Broadgate’s yellow fever clinic in London can provide you with vaccinations and the paperwork.
How does yellow fever spread?
Yellow fever is a virus spread by mosquito bites, you won’t catch it from having close contact with someone who has it. Mosquitos that spread the infection tend to be found in towns and rural areas and they mainly bite during the day.
If you know that you’ll be travelling to an area where yellow fever will be found, you should try to avoid being bitten, even if you’ve been vaccinated, mosquitos can also spread other serious illnesses like malaria and dengue. As well as yellow fever vaccinations, additional precautions that you can take include using mosquito nets, wearing clothes that cover your arms and legs and using insect repellent which contains 50% DEET.
Should you have any questions about yellow fever or vaccinations, simply call your local yellow fever vaccination clinic in London, Broadgate GP.
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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.
The symptoms of yellow fever…
The first symptoms of yellow fever usually develop from three to six days after being infected, they include…
- A high temperature of (38C/100.4F or above)
- A headache
- Feeling sick or vomiting
- Muscle pain and backache
- Your eyes being sensitive to light
- Loss of appetite and feeling generally unwell
Whilst most people go on to make a full recovery after three to four days, some people may get more serious symptoms, such as…
- Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
- Bleeding from the mouth, nose or eyes.
- Vomiting blood or blood in poo.
Up to half of the people who get these symptoms die.
Should you be looking for yellow fever vaccines in London, you’ve come to the right place. Broadgate GP have you covered when it comes to vaccines, information and advice.