Travel Convenience – Yellow Fever Vaccine

Yellow fever vaccine

Traveling to another country can expose you to a multitude of diseases that are not common in your home country. Getting vaccinated will help keep you safe and healthy while you’re traveling. It will also help make sure that you don’t bring any serious diseases home to your loved ones.

 

Ideally, you should plan to get the travel vaccines you need at least a month before your trip. Most vaccines need to be given ahead of time to give you full protection against disease. When traveling into or out of Kenya and most African states, you require a Yellow Fever vaccination – and a certificate for proof.

What you need to know

How it spreads

It is a viral infection spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito.

The Dosage

The vaccine is a single dose that provides lifelong protection for most people. It is given as an injection on the upper arm. should be done at least 10 days before traveling to allow enough time for the vaccine to work.

Side effects

The reactions to the yellow fever vaccine are rare and generally mild and include headaches, muscle aches, and low-grade fevers. However, allergies affect very few people.

Symptoms

Yellow Fever symptoms include: sudden onset of fever, chills, severe headache, back pain, general body aches, nausea, vomiting, fatigue (feeling tired) and weakness

Who needs the vaccine?

The vaccine is recommended for people aged 9 months or older and who are traveling to or living in areas at risk for yellow fever virus in Africa and South America.

Where can you get a Yellow Fever Vaccine?

Portal Pharmacy is a registered vaccination center, with qualified personnel to administer the vaccine and assist you in processing the Yellow Fever certificate for only Ksh. 4000. Visit Portal Pharmacy in Nairobi CBD or at Two Rivers Mall today for vaccination and any other pre-travel health care services.

 

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