Certified Yellow Fever Vaccination Center

International Health Regulations require that the Yellow Fever vaccine must be administered at certified Yellow Fever vaccination centers. Health-care providers are authorized to administer the vaccine by state health departments and the states then report certified providers to CDC. The registry serves as a central reporting location that simplifies tracking and improves communication between CDC, health departments, and vaccine providers. Pivot Travel Medicine is a certified vaccination center.

Yellow Fever is a viral disease, found in tropical regions of Africa and the Latin America. It is transmitted via the bite of Aedes mosquitoes. This disease principally affects humans and monkeys.

The first symptoms of the Yellow Fever usually appear 3–6 days after infection. The acute phase is characterized by fever, muscle pain, headache, shivers, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting. After 3–4 days, some people improve and their symptoms disappear. However, in those instances where the person does not improve, the disease enters a toxic phase: fever reappears, and the person develops jaundice and may vomit blood. About 50% of people who enter the toxic phase die within 10–14 days.

Vaccination is the most important preventive measure against Yellow Fever. The vaccine is safe, affordable and highly effective. The vaccine provides effective immunity within 30 days for 99% of persons vaccinated.

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