Yellow Fever Vaccine with Yellow Card
We are a Yellow Fever (YF) vaccination provider registered with the CDC. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is the primary transmitter of the deadly viral hemorrhagic illness, yellow fever. It is widespread throughout much of South America and Africa. The yellow fever vaccine is affordable, effective, and strongly advised before visiting a nation where the disease is endemic. For the majority of people, a single dose offers lifelong protection.
- For those traveling to or residing in areas at risk of yellow fever virus in Africa and South America, a single shot of the live, weakened form of the virus vaccine offers lifelong protection.
- The vaccine is recommended for individuals aged nine months or older.
- It is important to note that certain countries may require proof of yellow fever vaccination before entry. Please refer to relevant resources for information on specific vaccination requirements and recommendations for particular countries.
- Important information on the CDC Travelers’ Health page highlights that not all resources for dealing with yellow fever vaccine reactions are available.
- Typically, reactions to the vaccine are mild and may result in headaches, muscle pain, or low-grade fevers.
- However, some individuals may experience severe and life-threatening reactions such as an allergic response causing breathing or swallowing difficulties (anaphylaxis), swelling of the brain, spinal cord, or surrounding tissues (encephalitis or meningitis), Guillain-Barré syndrome which can cause muscle weakness and paralysis, or dysfunction/failure of internal organs.
- It is important to seek advice from a healthcare practitioner if you have a fever.
How much does the Yellow fever vaccine cost?
We offer self-pay pricing as well as insurance pricing for the yellow fever vaccine. You can go to our book online webpage for self-pay pricing. If you want the Yellow fever vaccine through insurance, we will need you to pay for the yellow card separately, as insurance does not cover it. We can bill the vaccine and administration along with consulting the insurance.
Again, insurance might decline the yellow fever vaccine as well, in which case you will need to pay the amount determined by insurance. Please call the office at 9252639547 for more details on the Yellow fever vaccine through insurance.
Who should not get the yellow fever vaccine?
The vaccine should not be given to infants under six months, people receiving active immunosuppression or radiation therapy, or people with a present or remote history of thymoma. Furthermore, anyone with a severe allergy to any vaccine component, including eggs, chicken proteins, or gelatin, should not receive it. Anyone who has had a severe reaction to a previous fever vaccine dose should avoid receiving another amount.
Your healthcare practitioner can help you decide if you can safely receive the vaccine if you have any of the following conditions:
- HIV/AIDS or other disease that reduces the immunity
- Adults aged 60 and up
- Six to eight-month-old infants
- Breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women
Are you a CDC-designated Travel clinic?
Yes. Dr Anuja Garg is an ISTM-certified doctor. You can also see her listed on the CDC website at this link.
Do you know where to get the Yellow fever vaccine?
Is your clinic a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM member)?
Do you provide a Travel Certificate or Yellow Card after administering the vaccine?
How long does Yellow fever vaccine last?
Yellow Fever vaccine provides life long protection once it is taken. In July 2016, the International Health Regulations were updated by the World Health Organization. The update stated that an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis is now considered valid for the lifetime of the person who received the vaccine. Yellow Fever (YF) vaccine booster doses are no longer required. It is also important to note that countries cannot demand proof of revaccination against Yellow Fever as a condition of entry, even if the traveler’s last vaccination was more than ten years ago. Please refer to CDC guidelines for more details.
What is the Yellow fever vaccine name you provide in your clinic?
We provide the YF-VAX from Sanofi Pasteur.
How much does the Yellow fever vaccine cost?
We provide two types of pricing for Yellow Fever vaccines — one through insurance, where we bill the counseling, vaccine, and vaccine administration to the insurance. You will still need to pay for a yellow card, which will be separate. The other option is to pay cash for counseling, vaccines, and vaccine administration. We do provide the most competitive rates for our services. Please call the office at 925-263-9547 for more information.
What countries require the Yellow fever vaccine for entry?
The requirements for Yellow fever vaccination for entry into a country can change over time, and it’s essential to check the CDC website Or travel advisories for the most up-to-date information. Below are the list of countries that need Yellow fever vaccination certificate for entry include:
- Burkina Faso
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Republic of the Congo)
- Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
- Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
- Equatorial Guinea
- French Guiana
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Sierra Leone
- Trinidad and Tobago
Keep in mind that this list is not exhaustive, and there might be other countries or specific regions within countries that require the Yellow fever vaccine. Additionally, vaccination requirements can change, so it’s always best to check with official sources before planning your travel. You can refer to the updated list of countries on CDC website.
What other Travel services do you provide?
You can look at all our travel services by visiting this page.
Can I get a comprehensive travel consult, and how much will it be?
We do provide comprehensive travel consultations. We can bill it to your insurance or you can pay cash. You can check the list of insurance we accept on this page. You can look at the cash pay visits on the book online page.
Are there any travel notices that I need to be aware of?
Please check the CDC website for any travel restrictions and notices.
What can side effects can I have after getting Yellow fever vaccine?
Yellow fever vaccine reactions typically involve minor headaches, muscle pains, and low-grade fevers. Rarely, the yellow fever vaccine can cause severe, occasionally fatal reactions in people, including:
- Anaphylaxis or allergic reaction can cause difficulty breathing or swallowing.
- Brain, spinal cord, or surrounding tissue swelling (meningitis or encephalitis)
- Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare neurological illness in which the immune system of the patient harms the nerve cells, resulting in muscle weakness and, in some cases, paralysis.
- Failure of internal organs
Consult your doctor if you recently received the yellow fever vaccine and experience fever, headache, fatigue, body aches, vomiting, or diarrhea. Even though some people may have a higher risk of having an adverse reaction to the vaccination, getting vaccinated may still be beneficial. You should consult a medical practitioner for making an informed decision on whether to take the vaccine or not.
If you fall into one of the below categories of people, then it is recommended to consult a medical professional about becoming immunized:
- People with age 6 to 8 months old
- If you are older than 60 years
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
Can I get a Yellow Fever Vaccination waiver?
If the travel medicine doctor advises against the vaccine and feels that you will have a high risk of disease with the Yellow Fever vaccine compared to the actual travel, you can qualify for a waiver. Below is the list of conditions that might make you qualify for a waiver:
If you have one of the below conditions:
- Allergy from vaccine component
- Treatments that suppress the immune system
- HIV symptoms or CD4+ T-lymphocyte counts under 200/mm3 (15% of the total in children under 6 years old)
- Younger than six months of age
- Primary immune system disorders
- Malignant growth of tissue
- Thymus disease linked to unusual immune system reaction
Below people need to be cautious while taking the vaccine:
- Age 6 to 8 months or age 60 years or older
- Asymptomatic HIV infection and CD4+ T-lymphocytes 200 to 499/mm3 (15-24% of total in children younger than 6 years old)
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
Where can I get more information about Yellow Fever Vaccine?
You can visit the CDC website for more upto information about Yellow fever Vaccines and any travel advisories.
What other travel vaccines do you give at your clinic?
In addition to the Yellow Fever vaccine, other vaccines are typically recommended or required for travelers based on their destination, itinerary, and health condition. A few examples of common travel vaccines are:
- Hepatitis A: This helps guard against the Hepatitis A virus that is typically spread through contaminated food and water.
- Hepatitis B: Protects against the Hepatitis B virus, commonly spread through exposure to contaminated blood or bodily fluids.
- Typhoid: Protects against the bacteria responsible for typhoid fever, mainly spread through contaminated food and water.
- Polio: This protects the poliovirus, which may still be present in certain countries.
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap): A vaccine that protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (commonly known as whooping cough) when administered together.
- Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR): This protects against three viral infections that can easily spread in crowded areas.
- Meningococcal protects against meningococcal meningitis, which may happen during outbreaks in particular regions or seasons.
- Rabies: This is suggested for individuals exposed to a greater risk of animal bites or traveling to remote locations with limited access to medical assistance.
- Japanese Encephalitis: This is a recommendation for travelers who plan on visiting rural areas or spending a significant amount of time outdoors in regions where the virus is present.
- Cholera: It may be advisable for travelers heading to regions with current cholera outbreaks and limited availability of clean water and sanitation facilities.
The vaccines you require will vary depending on different factors, such as your travel destination, planned activities, time of year, age, health condition, and vaccination record. We are certified to give all these vaccines and perform a comprehensive travel consult. We make sure we don’t prescribe unnecessary vaccinations if not needed.
Where can I book an appointment?
Please visit this page to book an appointment for a travel consult or yellow fever vaccine.