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International Travel

Immunizations for travel abroad

Contact your health care provider or local health department as soon as possible before traveling abroad to find out what immunizations and how many doses you may need.

You also may call the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) information line for international travelers toll-free at (877) 394-8747 or visit the CDC Travel Web site.

Yellow Fever

Proof of yellow fever immunization is required for entry into many countries. Yellow fever vaccination must be given at a certified center in possession of an official uniform stamp which can be used to validate the International Certificate of Vaccine or Prophylaxiz for Yellow Fever.

Locate a yellow fever vaccination clinic near you

The yellow fever virus is transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes. Severity of the illness ranges from influenza-like symptoms to severe hepatitis and hemorrhagic fever. The yellow fever virus survives in nature by mosquito-borne transmission between nonhuman primates. Transmission by mosquitoes from one human to another occurs during epidemics of urban yellow fever.


Last Updated 5/20/2011