Registered Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre

See:     www.health.gov.au/yellowfever#7

Our clinic is registered to give the yellow fever vaccine

On 15 December 2007 new requirements outlined by the World Health O came into force and clinics
in Australia are now required to use the “International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis”
and an Australian Government Approved stamp which includes a registration number
unique to the clinic that administers the vaccination.

We will provide this certificate (known as “the yellow book”) at your vaccination appointment.

How can travellers protect against yellow fever?

Yellow fever is preventable.

The vaccine is safe and almost 100 percent effective.

With few exceptions, vaccination is recommended for all travellers to countries or areas
where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission.

By avoiding mosquitoes

The mosquitoes that transmit yellow fever are usually active during the day.

All people who travel to or live in yellow fever endemic countries are advised to avoid mosquitoes.

This can be done by taking the following measures:

  • wear a mosquito repellent containing DEET or Picaridin
  • wear light coloured, long-sleeved clothes when you’re outdoors
  • avoid wearing perfume or cologne (some of these can attract mosquitoes)
  • prevent mosquitoes entering your accommodation
  • use a mosquito net at night-time (if mosquitoes are likely to be present)

Do I need a yellow fever vaccination?

It is strongly recommended that all travellers be vaccinated for yellow fever if travelling to or from
a yellow fever declared country.

People who are one year of age or older must hold an international vaccination certificate
if, within six days before arriving in Australia, they have stayed overnight or longer
in a yellow fever declared country.

As part of your travel arrangements it is strongly recommended that you check
the yellow fever entry requirements for all the countries you intend entering,
including those in which you will transit by contacting their foreign missions in Australia.

The quarantine requirements for yellow fever vaccination differ markedly from country to country
depending upon their relative risk exposure to the disease.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) web site lists contact details
for diplomatic representatives of various foreign governments.

DFAT’s Smartraveller web site also provides detailed travel information for each country.

If you have travelled through a yellow fever declared country, and you do not have
a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate, you risk being refused entry into many countries
or may be required to be vaccinated upon arrival.

If you are arriving in Australia from a yellow fever declared country but do not hold a vaccination certificate
you will still be permitted to enter Australia without one.

Who can have a yellow fever vaccination?

The yellow fever vaccine is recommended for:

  • persons who are nine months of age or older travelling or living in any country in West Africa,
    regardless of where they will be in that country; and
  • persons who are nine months of age or older travelling or living outside the urban areas
    of all other yellow fever endemic countries.

Suggested Websites:

www.yellowfever.com.au/index.html

wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2014/chapter-3-infectious-diseases-related-to-travel/yellow-fever

www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs100/en/

 

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