Yellow Fever Vaccine

Adult Primary Care & Urgent Care located in Lanham, MD

Yellow Fever Vaccine
Yellow Fever Vaccine services offered in Lanham, MD

If you are traveling to certain African and South American destinations, you must have a yellow fever vaccine or, in some cases, a waiver for that vaccine should be obtained in case of contraindications to receiving it.

Yellow fever is a potentially fatal illness, and it is not only prudent to seek protection against it, but it is also required by public health policies in the countries involved, the guidelines and regulations of which are overseen by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 

Yellow fever vaccine is only administered by CDC-approved physicians. At our travel and Vaccines Clinic, our Travel medicine specialists are also active members of The International Society of Travel Medicine and The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Our doctors are knowledgeable about travel medicine, immunizations, and illnesses that you may be susceptible to.

We are also experts in the precautions that should be taken to ensure that you have a safe and healthy trip.

 

Our understanding of the potential side effects of yellow fever vaccination will both prepare you for what to expect and put your mind at ease, as serious adverse reactions are extremely rare.

Certain groups of people should not be vaccinated and thus should not travel to areas where yellow fever is prevalent, nor should they travel to areas where a certificate of vaccination is required.

Waivers are available, but only in cases where the risk is low.

 

Only after a thorough travel consultation will travelers be given the yellow fever vaccine.

It may surprise the general public that 50% of travelers who do not seek consultation from a specialized and certified travel clinic receive incorrect vaccines, which means they either receive vaccines they do not need or do not receive vaccinations they actually need and will help to protect them.

Inadequately immunized travelers are vulnerable to endemic illnesses and tropical diseases prevalent in their travel destinations because they are not adequately protected.

 

A pre-travel consultation at a specialized travel clinic can easily avoid this situation.

We do, however, administer yellow fever vaccine to travelers who did not have a formal travel consultation with us, as long as they have a written order from another licensed physician stating that they do require yellow fever vaccination and there are no contraindications based on the prescribing physician's assessment.

 

We provide detailed travel consultations for pre-travel planning.

We also see patients for posttravel consultations if they have concerns or symptoms that point to an illness contracted while traveling.

Our vaccine Travel and Immunization Clinic will conduct the necessary testing on a case-by-case basis to arrive at the correct diagnosis of the illness or disease you may have contracted while traveling.

When treatment is required, our doctors will commence your treatment plan based on evidence based medical protocols.

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