Our Yellow Fever Vaccination service offers individuals protection against the yellow fever virus, a potentially life-threatening disease transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes. Our goal is to ensure the health and safety of our customers by providing a reliable and convenient vaccination option.
We provide vaccine certificates for all administered vaccines including Yellow Fever. For more information and advice for specific countries and protection please contact us by phone.
Making a Travel Vaccination Appointment
Booking for this service is currently made by telephoning either of our pharmacies in Rasharkin or Dunloy.
At present Travel Vaccines are offered mainly in our Rasharkin pharmacy with our pharmacist, Cara Murdock who has completed specialist training in Travel Health.
Tel: 028 2957 1124 (Rasharkin)
You can also leave your details with the form at the bottom and Cara will be in touch to help or get started!
At your initial consultation, Cara will advise you on what you need to do in order to meet the requirements for safe travel to your particular destination, as well as General Travel Health Advice and self-care. It would also be helpful to have the following information for this appointment:
- Personal Details
- Country of destination plus travel itinerary
- Duration of travel
- Medication history
- Vaccination history
Yellow Fever Vaccination: Important Information
Vaccine Timing: It is recommended to receive the yellow fever vaccine at least 10 days before your travel date to ensure optimal protection.
Booster Shots: In most cases, a single dose of the yellow fever vaccine provides lifelong immunity. Therefore, the majority of individuals will not require any booster shots for future travel.
Vaccine Administration: The yellow fever vaccine is administered via an injection, typically given in the upper arm.
Duration of Protection: The yellow fever vaccine offers lifelong protection against the disease. However, exceptions exist for children under 2 years old who may require a booster shot.
Side Effects: Serious side effects from the yellow fever vaccine are rare. Common side effects include mild soreness at the injection site, headache, and general pain.
Children: Generally, the yellow fever vaccine is not recommended for children under nine months of age. Please consult with a healthcare professional for specific guidance.
Additional Precautions: In addition to receiving the vaccine, it is essential to practice mosquito bite avoidance measures to further reduce the risk of contracting yellow fever.
Certificate Requirements: Some countries may require a yellow fever certificate for entry. Please note that your certificate becomes valid 10 days after receiving the yellow fever vaccine.
Risk of Contracting Yellow Fever: Yellow fever can range from a mild flu-like illness to a severe and potentially fatal disease, causing internal bleeding and organ damage.
It is crucial to prioritise your health and take the necessary precautions by getting vaccinated against yellow fever before traveling. Please consult with a healthcare professional for personalised advice and to address any specific concerns you may have. Stay safe and enjoy your journey without the worry of yellow fever.
Frequently Asked Questions
How far in advance of travel should I get my travel vaccine?
It is best to check with the pharmacist as to when your vaccine course should commence. It is best to contact Cara as soon as possible so that we can ensure you receive the best protection whilst you are travelling allowing you to concentrate on enjoying your trip.
Is there a cost for the travel vaccination service?
There is a cost for your initial consultation and any additional cost will depend on your individual situation. The pharmacist will be able to advise.
Do you provide vaccine certificates?
Yes, certificate provision for Yellow Fever about which you will be advised. Our pharmacy is an accredited Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre.