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Yellow fever prevention

Yellow fever is a viral disease transmitted by several types of mosquito. It is endemic in South America and over 30 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. It causes over 200,000 deaths per year in locals of these areas and there have been 6 deaths in unvaccinated travellers from Europe and the US since 1996.

Vaccination is considered safe and effective and is advisable in risk areas even if not a requirement. However, for several countries, Yellow Fever immunisation is a requirement and without evidence of satisfactory vaccination travellers will not be admitted at immigration control.

The University Health Service is a licensed Yellow Fever Centre but currently we are unable to provide yellow fever vaccination due to staff shortages.

Please use the NHS Choices Yellow Fever link below to find your nearest Yellow Fever Centre.

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