We are a designated yellow fever vaccination centre offering vaccination and certification for yellow fever in lewisham, london. ask in-store or contact us if you require a yellow fever vaccination.
What is yellow fever?
Yellow fever is a serious disease spread by an infected aedes aegypti mosquito. it is found in parts of africa, south america, central america and trinidad in the caribbean. the mosquito is more likely to bite during daylight. it doesn't spread from close contact with someone that has the disease.
Key symptoms of yellow fever symptoms start to develop after 3 to 6 days of being bitten by an infected mosquito. the symptoms include:
Up to a quarter of the cases develop more serious symptoms, such as:
If you are travelling in a region where a yellow fever infection is found and you get the symptoms, seek medical help urgently. If you return from such a region and have symptoms, contact your gp or call 111 for help.
Yellow fever vaccination:
The yellow fever vaccination is recommended if you are travelling to:
You will need to have the vaccination at least 10 days before travelling to give it enough time to start working. if you had the mmr vaccine, you will need to wait for at least 4 weeks before having the yellow fever vaccine.
One of our specially trained pharmacists will have a short consultation with you to ensure that vaccine is suitable for you. we will supply you with a certificate of vaccination which you might need to show before entering certain countries. for up-to-date information on yellow fever, visit the link below
Please download the yellow fever form before visiting the pharmacy. fill the form to save time and reduce face to face interaction within the pharmacy due to covid-19.