DR. GAFANOVICH DOES NOT ADMINISTER YELLOW FEVER VACCINATIONS. UPON YOUR REQUEST, YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO WEST SIDE GROUP OF SPECIALISTS WHO CARRY THIS TYPE OF VACCINE. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT POLIO IS NORMALLY NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE PLAN.
What is Yellow Fever?
Yellow Fever is a virulent mosquito borne illness. The virus is typically found in tropical climates like South America and sub-Saharan Africa. Symptoms of Yellow fever can be mild and resemble the flu. In acute cases, the virus causes very high fevers and the discharge of blood. Yellow Fever is a potentially deadly disease and can be epidemic in some parts of the world.
How do you get Yellow Fever?
Some regions of the planet are considered to be endemic due to the wide spread disease and extremely high likelihood of contraction of the virus due to high numbers of virulent mosquitoes. In these regions, there is the highest danger of contracting Yellow Fever during monsoon season or the early dry season.
How can I avoid contracting Yellow Fever?
The best way to avoid coming into contact with infected mosquitoes is to not travel to regions where the virus is endemic. However, travel to these parts of the world is sometimes necessary. If you do travel to tropical climates, it is highly recommended or even required to have yourself immunize against Yellow Fever. Besides inoculations, personal protective measures like the use of protective spray and mosquito nets are advisable.
Where is Yellow Fever most common?
Yellow fever is most commonly found in Western and Central Africa and Southern and Central America.
Who should be vaccinated?
If you are traveling to an area with known cases of Yellow Fever, it is strongly recommended and sometimes even required that you are vaccinated before entering the country.
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What are the side effects of vaccination, if any?
Adverse side effects of Yellow Fever vaccinations are usually mild. You may experience headaches, muscle aches, a low fever and soreness in the injection area. Acute allergic reactions to the vaccine are extremely rare, but may present symptoms of shortness of breath, swelling of the mouth, difficulty breathing or slow breathing or encephalitis.