Long Sault Travel Clinic Yellow Fever Vaccine

Yellow Fever

Long Sault Travel Clinic now carries the yellow fever vaccine!

What is yellow fever vaccine ? 
Yellow fever vaccine helps protect against the yellow fever virus. Yellow fever is a viral disease spread by infected mosquitoes. The vaccine is approved by Health Canada.

What are the benefits to getting this vaccination ? 

The yellow fever vaccine is the best way to protect against the yellow fever virus, a serious and sometimes fatal infection

What are the possible reactions after the vaccine?

Vaccines are very safe. It is much safer to get the vaccine than to get yellow fever. Common reactions to the vaccine may include soreness, redness or swelling where the shot was given. A mild headache, slight fever, or aching muscles lasting 1 or 2 days can occur 5 to 10 days after getting the vaccine.

Acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol) or ibuprofen* (e.g. Advil) can be given for fever or soreness. ASA (e.g. Aspirin) should not be given to anyone under 18 years of age due to the risk of Reye Syndrome.
*Ibuprofen should not be given to children under 6 months of age without first speaking to your health care provider.
For more information or to book your yellow fever vaccination, please do not hesitate to contact us. You may also book an appointment through our online form which can be found HERE.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *