Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage Continues

The International Travel Clinic at University Health Services has been affected by an international shortage of Yellow Fever vaccine. If you are traveling to a part of the world for which Yellow Fever is required or recommended, you should schedule an appointment for a Travel Consult at the Travel Clinic as soon as possible. 

March 23, 2018

 

The manufacturer of yellow fever vaccine, Sanofi Pasteur, has informed the CDC that due to a temporary cease in production of the Yellow Fever vaccine by the primary manufacturer in the world (Sanofi) there is an international shortage of the Yellow Fever vaccine.

The International Travel Clinic at University Health Services has been affected by an international shortage of Yellow Fever vaccine. If you are traveling to a part of the world for which Yellow Fever is required or recommended, you should schedule an appointment for a Travel Consult at the Travel Clinic as soon as possible.  

Yellow fever vaccination is recommended for travelers to many countries in South America and Africa. Yellow Fever is an acute viral disease caused by infection with the yellow fever virus and transmitted to human through the bite of an infected mosquito. Currently there is an outbreak in Brazil that is affecting popular tourist destinations. CDC has posted a Level 2 Travel Alert for Yellow Fever in Brazil. Since early 2018, a number of unvaccinated non-US travelers to Brazil have gotten yellow fever disease and several have died.  CDC recommends that people who have never been vaccinated (including those who can’t be vaccinated for medical reasons) NOT travel to areas in Brazil where vaccination is recommended. 

If your Travel nurse consultant determines that you need the Yellow Fever vaccine to accommodate your travel plans, you will be referred to the AITC Immunization and Travel Clinic in San Francisco. This clinic is offering Stamaril, a French vaccine that provides protection from the disease of Yellow Fever.
 

Instructions on how to make an appointment for this vaccine will be reviewed at the time of your Travel Consultation.

Yellow Fever in Brazil | CDC

Announcement: Temporary Total Depletion of US Licensed Yellow Fever Vaccine Addressed by Availability of Stamaril Vaccine at Selected Clinics | Travelers' Health | CDC

 

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