Get the Yellow Fever Vaccine in Brighton
Yellow fever is a viral infection that’s spread by mosquitoes that bite during the day. It is preventable through vaccination. The vaccine protects you from getting yellow fever if you’re travelling to an area where the infection is common. At Coldean Pharmacy, we provide a Yellow Fever vaccine in Brighton to anyone travelling to high-risk areas.
Symptoms of Yellow Fever
The symptoms of yellow fever normally develop 3 to 6 days after being developing the infection.
Common symptoms include:
– High temperature
– Feeling unwell or vomiting
– Muscle pain and backache
– Sensitivity to light
– Loss of appetite
However, up to 1 in every 4 people get more severe symptoms, for example:
– Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
– Bleeding from the mouth, nose, eyes, or ears
– Vomiting blood or blood in faeces
Where is Yellow Fever common?
The yellow fever vaccine is mostly beneficial to anybody who plans to travel to an area where yellow fever is common.
Yellow fever disease is found in:
– parts of sub-Saharan Africa (the area below the Sahara desert)
– regions of South America
– certain parts of Central America
– Trinidad (in the Caribbean)
Yellow Fever vaccine in Brighton
Some other countries require you to have a certificate showing proof of vaccination against the yellow fever disease. . This is known as an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP). However, all the vaccination certificates have a lifetime validity, inclusive of the older ones with expiring dates.
Get the vaccine at least ten days before your travelling date. As a result, the vaccine will have enough time to be effective. In case your child or you had the MMR vaccine, you should wait for at least four weeks before getting the yellow fever vaccine.
Nevertheless, you can still go ahead and get the vaccine if it’s not possible to wait for 4 weeks. But you’ll require an additional dose of the MMR vaccine later on. You can also get another dose of the yellow fever vaccine on a personal level if you are at an ongoing risk of getting the infection.