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  • Yellow fever is a viral disease spread by mosquitoes – so travellers should always protect themselves against mosquito bites.
  • Yellow fever can be fatal.
  • Immunisation reduces the risk of infection with yellow fever.
  • Some countries require travellers to have an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis to prove that they have had the yellow fever vaccine.
  • Yellow fever vaccine is safe and effective for life for most situations.
  • Find out if the countries you intend to visit have requirements for yellow fever vaccination. You must have the vaccine at least 10 days before travelling.

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Reviewed on: 29-11-2018