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What is the Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever is a serious, potentially life-threatening disease caused by a virus. The most common symptoms are fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, muscle pain and weakness. In severe cases, the virus can lead to bleeding from the eyes, nose or mouth; liver failure; and can even lead to death.

There are a few common misconceptions about yellow fever that need to be addressed. The first is that yellow fever is only found in Africa. This is not true; while the disease is most common in Africa, it also occurs in South America and parts of Asia. The second misconception is that yellow fever is only transmitted by mosquitoes. This is also not true; the virus can be transmitted through contact with infected blood or body fluids. The third misconception is that yellow fever is not a serious disease. This could not be further from the truth; as mentioned before, yellow fever can lead to serious complications and death.

It is important to educate yourself about yellow fever before travelling to an endemic area. vaccine can help protect you from this potentially deadly disease. Talk to your health care provider about getting vaccinated and make sure you are up-to-date on all of your vaccinations before travelling. Stay safe and healthy!

How is Yellow Fever transmitted?

Yellow Fever is transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. The virus can also be transmitted through contact with infected blood or body fluids. It is important to avoid mosquito bites and to practice good hygiene if you are travelling to an area where Yellow Fever is present. Vaccination can help protect you from this potentially deadly disease. Talk to your health care provider about getting vaccinated and make sure you are up-to-date on all of your vaccinations before travelling. 

How can I protect myself against Yellow Fever?

There are a few things you can do to avoid getting Yellow Fever:

If you are travelling to an area where Yellow Fever is present, it is important to talk to your health care provider about getting the vaccine.

 

Can Yellow Fever result in serious illness or complications?

Yes, Yellow Fever can lead to serious illness or death. 20% to 50% of individuals who develop severe disease can result in death. During the toxic phase of a yellow fever infection, complications can include kidney or liver failure, jaundice, delirium and coma. Secondary bacterial infections such as pneumonia or blood infections are also possible.

Individuals who survive experience a gradual recovery over many months, and may be able to avoid organ damage. Often fatigue and/or jaundice may be experienced during the recovery phases.

If you are travelling to an area where Yellow Fever is present, it is important to talk to your health care provider about getting vaccinated. Vaccination can help protect you from this potentially deadly disease.

Which individuals are at heightened risk from Yellow Fever?

Some individuals may be at a higher risk for developing severe disease from Yellow Fever, including:

If you are in any of the high risk groups, it is important to talk to your health care provider about getting vaccinated. Vaccination can help protect you from this potentially deadly disease. 

The best way to prevent Yellow Fever is through vaccination.

The best way to prevent Yellow Fever is through vaccination. The vaccine is called YF-vax and is available at travel clinics and health care providers approved by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Swift Clinics is an approved provider of Yellow Fever vaccnation and can provide WHO and PHAC accepted Yellow Fever vaccination certificates, including a stamp. It is important to get the vaccine at least ten days before you travel to an area where Yellow Fever is present. If you are already in an area or about to travel to an area with Yellow Fever, vaccination may still be advisable depending on your risk and itinerary, as evalauted by your healthcare provider.

Why is it important to get vaccinated against Yellow Fever?

Vaccination is the best way to protect against Yellow Fever which can cause serious illness and complications. Some countries also require proof of vaccination if you are travelling to or through areas with Yellow fever transmission. 

You can get vaccinated against Yellow Fever at a site authorized by Public Health Agency of Canada. The YF-VAX vaccine is available through Swift Clinics, with  locations across Canada. To find a clinic near you, visit our website or call us at our toll-free number.

What types of vaccines are available for Yellow Fever?

There are two types of vaccines available for Yellow Fever: YF-VAX and Stamaril. YF-VAX is the only vaccine licensed in Canada, and it is available through Swift Clinics. Stamaril is an alternative vaccine that may be used in special circumstances where YF-VAX is not available.

To learn more about yellow fever vaccines and when to get them, talk to your health care provider or visit a Swift Clinic near you. We can help you determine if you need the vaccine and when is the best time for you to get it. 

How long before travel should I get vaccinated for Yellow Fever?

The Yellow Fever vaccine YF-VAX is safe and highly effective, with a single dose providing long-lasting immunity. Vaccination should be given at least ten days prior to travel but preferably three to four weeks in order to ensure full protection.

You can get vaccinated against Yellow Fever at a site authorized by Public Health Agency of Canada. The YF-VAX vaccine is available through Swift Clinics, which has locations across Canada. To find a clinic near you, visit our website or call our toll-free number.

Swift Clinics offers vaccination services for a variety of diseases and conditions including yellow fever. We have clinics located across Canada, and our team of experts can help you determine if you need the vaccine and when is the best time for you to get it. 

How long does protection from Yellow Fever Vaccines last?

Protection from YF-VAX lasts for at least ten years, and possibly longer. Stamaril provides protection for at least one year, and may be effective for up to three years.

It is important to talk to your health care provider about getting vaccinated if you are travelling to an area where Yellow Fever is present. Vaccination can help protect you from this potentially deadly disease. You can get vaccinated against Yellow Fever at a site authorized by Public Health Agency of Canadaics, which has locations across Canada. To find a clinic near you, visit their website or call them at toll-free number.

Swift Clinics offers vaccination services for a variety of diseases and conditions, and our team of experts can help you determine if you need the YF-VAX vaccine.

Which countries and regions present a higher risk of Yellow Fever transmission?

There are many countries and regions where Yellow Fever transmission occurs. Some of these include:

For a complete list of countries and regions at risk for Yellow Fever transmission, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website.

If you are travelling to any of these areas, it is important to talk to your health care provider about getting vaccinated against Yellow Fever. The YF-VAX vaccine is the only vaccine licensed in Canada, and it is available through Swift Clinics.

You can schedule your appointment online now by clicking here, or call us at our toll-free number. 

Disclaimer : This general information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional.  If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your healthcare provider.

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