Yellow Fever Vaccine

Yellow Fever Vaccine Information

Learn more about the Yellow Fever Vaccine information. The form used for international travel that complies with the IHR (2005) guidelines is the International Certification of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (CDC form 731, formerly PHS 731).
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Check with the WHO site for the latest updates around immunization requirements.

Download The World Health Organization (WHO) Yellow Fever Vaccine By Country List

Read more about Yellow Fever Vaccine and areas where it is required here:

What Is Yellow Fever?
The yellow fever virus is found mainly in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa and South America. U.S. travelers very rarely are infected with yellow fever, according to the CDC.

The virus is transmitted by infected mosquitos, and most people do not experience any symptoms or they are very mild. Those who do experience symptoms can have chills, fever, headache, back pain and body aches, nausea and vomiting, and weakness and fatigue. The CDC says that about 15 percent of people develop a more severe form of the disease, which includes high fever, jaundice, bleeding, shock and failure of organs.

Generally Not Recommended:

“Yellow fever vaccination is generally not recommended in areas where there is low potential for yellow fever virus exposure (no human cases of yellow fever ever reported and evidence to suggest only low levels of yellow fever virus transmission in the past). However, vaccination might be considered for a small subset of travelers to these areas who are at increased risk of exposure to mosquitoes or are unable to avoid mosquito bites. When considering vaccination, any traveler must take into account the risk of being infected with yellow fever virus, country entry requirements, and individual risk factors (e.g., age, immune status) for serious vaccine-associated adverse events.”

Your doctor may order an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis on Amazon (USA). It will need to be signed by a doctor whether a vaccine was given or the homeoprophylaxis method done for Yellow Fever.

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Note Regarding The Issuance of International Certificate Of Vaccination Or Prophylaxis
Taken from

As of 15 June 2005, under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR (2005)), all States Parties are required to issue and accept a new International Certificate Of Vaccination Or Prophylaxis (IHR (2005)Annex 6), replacing the International
Certificate Of Vaccination Or Revaccination Against Yellow Fever.

The WHO Secretariat is aware that a number of States have indicated that they may not be in a position to implement these new Certificate requirements immediately as of 15 June 2007, and will potentially continue for a limited period to issue/utilize the version of this certificate previously authorized under the IHR (1969).

The WHO Secretariat is not authorized under the Regulations to modify the provisions of, or grant extensions or exceptions, to these requirements of the IHR (2005). At the same time, in order to minimize potential short-term disruptions to international travel, States Parties may consider continuing to recognize and accept Certificates issued using the format required by the IHR(1969) for a limited time period of 6 months.

Please note the International Certificate Of Vaccination Or Revaccination Against Yellow Fever is valid for a period of 10 years and this is not affected by the entry into force of the IHR(2005). Certificates remain valid proof of vaccination against yellow fever and do not need to be replaced by new certificates during their period of validity.

Yellow Fever Vaccine Contraindications – When To NOT Vaccinate

  • Age less than 9 months old (can consider at 6-9 months old during outbreaks)
  • Pregnant women (Yellow fever can cross placenta)
  • If severe egg allergies
  • If severe immunocompromised
  • If using immunomodulatory drugs

Countries Requiring Proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination from U.S. Travelers

Countries are listed on the World Health Organization’s International Travel and Health website as requiring proof of vaccination for yellow fever for all travelers entering the country, including from the U.S., as of November 2018. Check with the WHO site for the latest updates around immunization requirements.

Other countries not on this list only require proof of yellow fever vaccination if you are coming from a country with a risk of yellow fever transmission or have been in an airport in any of those countries for longer than 12 hours.

Yellow Fever Map in Africa
PDF Version (printable)

African Countries That Require Yellow Fever Vaccinations:

    1. Angola
    2. Burundi
    3. Central African Republic
    4. Chad
    5. Democratic Republic of the Congo
    6. Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
    7. Democratic Republic of the Congo
    8. French Guiana
    9. Gabon
    10. Ghana
    11. Guinea-Bissau
    12. Liberia
    13. Mali
    14. Niger
    15. Sierra Leone
    16. Togo
    17. Uganda

Yellow Fever Map in South America
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South American Countries With Risk of Yellow Fever Virus Transmission

  1. Argentina
  2. Bolivia
  3. Brazil
  4. Colombia
  5. Ecuador
  6. French Guiana
  7. Guyana
  8. Panama
  9. Paraguay
  10. Peru
  11. Suriname
  12. Trinidad and Tobago
  13. Venezuela

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