Who Needs a Yellow Fever Vaccination?
According to the CDC, yellow fever vaccination is recommended for people 9 months and older who are traveling to certain areas at risk for yellow fever virus transmission in South America and Africa. Proof of yellow fever vaccination may also be required in order to enter certain countries.
True Emergency? For true life-threatening emergencies, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or severe abdominal pain, you should go to the nearest emergency department or call 911.
Side Effects of the Yellow Fever Vaccine
Other than mild soreness at the injection site, most people do not experience significant side effects from the yellow fever vaccine. When side effects occur, they may include:
- redness or swelling at the injection site
- body aches
- low grade fever