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Yellow fever vaccination

What is yellow fever?

It is a serious viral infection that is transmitted by a diurnal type of mosquito (Aedes). Yellow fever begins with an initial fever attack three to six days after infection. In a second attack - after an apparently healthy phase - severe liver inflammation occurs, from which around 20% of patients die.

Who should be vaccinated against yellow fever?

The vaccination is strongly recommended when traveling to risk areas (Africa and Latin America) and is recommended by the Most risk countries are required upon entry to protect public health.

How and when is the yellow fever vaccination carried out and what needs to be taken into account?

The Yellow fever vaccine is a live vaccine and should be given under the skin or into the muscle. Only a single vaccination is necessary; protection begins approximately 10 days after vaccination. According to the WHO, vaccination protection lasts for life after a single vaccination.

The vaccination is generally well tolerated, although skin redness, swelling or even flu-like symptoms occasionally occur. In rare cases, neurological vaccination reactions (meningitis) have been described.
However, people over 60 should only be vaccinated under strict indications. In this age group, the frequency of side effects increases and in rare cases, serious side effects are also described.

Where can I get the yellow fever vaccination?

You can currently have the yellow fever vaccination carried out in our practices in Munich Central Station, Hofstatt and Solln.