Certified Yellow Fever Vaccination Clinic
Yellow Fever Vaccine provides protection from a very severe viral illness transmitted by mosquitoes. It is a risk only in some countries such as Africa and South America. Some countries require proof of yellow fever immunization as a condition for entry and/or to get a visa.
Yellow Fever can be contracted by anyone, but the risk of infection is much greater in the elderly. Symptoms usually develop 3 – 6 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito.
Yellow Fever Has Three Stages:
- Early stage: Headache, muscle and joint aches, fever, flushing, loss of appetite, vomiting, and jaundice are common. After approximately 3 – 4 days, often symptoms go away briefly (remission
- Period of remission: After 3 – 4 days, fever and other symptoms go away. Most people will recover at this stage, but others may move onto the third, most dangerous stage (intoxication stage) within 24 hours.
- Period of intoxication: Multi-organ dysfunction occurs. This may include heart, liver, and kidney failure, bleeding disorders, hemorrhage, and brain dysfunction including delirium, seizures, coma, shock, and death.
Nashville Travel Medicine is a Certified Yellow Fever Vaccination Clinic which is a requirement maintained by the CDC and state health departments. For information on Yellow Fever Vaccination pricing please click here.