Burlington Travel Clinic
Yellow Fever Vaccine
Yellow fever is transmitted via infected Aedes mosquito bites, especially when the mosquito safety measures, like applying DEET, are not properly implemented.
Infected mosquitoes contract the virus from monkeys, and sometimes infected humans. This can take place in the jungle, the city (urban) or anywhere in between. Infection occurs in Africa (Sub-Saharan) and South America.
A few days after the bite, symptomatic patients will have flu-like symptoms that can progress to jaundice (yellowish or lemon discoloration of the skin and eyes), bleeding and failure of organs. Up to half of those will not survive.
The best way to avoid yellow fever is following our Mosquito Safety practices and vaccination. The latter is very effective with protection lasting 10 years.
In Ontario, only centers designated by the Public Health Agency of Canada can administer yellow fever vaccine. Burlington Travel Clinic is certified yellow fever vaccination center.
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Certain countries need proof of vaccination by a designated yellow fever centre to grant access to travellers. Your travel doctor will provide you with the appropriate documentation after giving you the vaccine.
- The information in this page is for educational purposes only. It is not to substitute for a formal travel consult with your travel doctor.
- If you have health insurance offered to you through work or school you may be covered for vaccines. At time of payment, we will provide you with an invoice (with the unique DIN for each vaccine) so you can claim your expenses back from your insurance company.this vaccine is not covered by OHIP for travel purposes.
- Always seek immediate medical advice if you get sick abroad.
- regardless of vaccination status, Mosquito safety measures should be always implemented.