Yellow Fever is an infection spread by a specific type of mosquito and can be potentially fatal. Up to 50% of infected individuals die from this disease because there is no specific treatment available.
Who should get immunized: The yellow fever vaccine is recommended for anyone traveling through or to a Yellow Fever Virus endemic country (per the CDC), between the ages of nine months and 59 years of age.
Immunization schedule: The vaccine is given as a one-time injection and provides lifetime immunity.
Areas at increased risk include: The type of mosquito that carries the Yellow Fever virus is most commonly found in Africa and South America.
** Please note, the Yellow Fever vaccine is currently on a manufacturer backorder and is unavailable at this time. Please check the CDC website for vaccine availability or recommended alternatives.