Everything you need to know about the yellow fever vaccine
Everything you need to know about the yellow fever vaccine before travelling to Africa, the Caribbean, Central or South America
Planning for a holiday can be both extremely exciting and extremely overwhelming, particularly if your travel itinerary includes exotic far flung locations like Africa, the Caribbean, and Central or South America.
Among your lengthy planning and preparation checklist (flights, accommodation, visas, insurance, etc) should be a travel consult to uncover the health precautions you should address before you leave.
If you’re lucky enough to be visiting one the regions mentioned above, you’ve probably heard whisperings of the deadly yellow fever virus.
And while the risk of contracting yellow fever is very real if you are travelling through high-risk zones where there have been outbreaks, it’s important to remember that there is effective immunisation available, which protects you from contracting the disease.
Given the availability of the yellow fever vaccine in Australia, you could say it would be foolish to travel to infected areas without taking this precaution!
If you haven’t heard of yellow fever, here’s what you need to know to make the best decision for your health before you set off on your wild adventure.