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Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is a viral disease that is transmitted by several species of mosquito. It is caused by the yellow fever virus, which belongs to the Flaviviridae family. It is endemic in tropical regions of Africa and South America where the World Health Organization estimates approximately 200,000 cases occur each year, with 30,000 deaths.

The Yellow Fever Vaccine is available from one of the Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres shown below.  

Please contact the practice direct to arrange an appointment. 

The responsibility for Designation of Registered Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres (YFVC) in the Isle of Man is with the Public Health Directorate on behalf of the Isle of Man Department of Health. This is in-line with the International Health Regulations 2005. 

Your GP practice may not be a designated YFVC, so although they may provide all your other travel advice and any vaccinations you require, they won’t be able to administer Yellow Fever Vaccination. 

In general, please remember to arrange your travel health requirements well in advance of any travel as more than one vaccine or one dose maybe required for your trip. 

There are four registered Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres on the Isle of Man and you are welcome to contact any of them to discuss Yellow Fever Vaccinations.

Changes To Yellow Fever Certification 11 July 2016

On 11 July 2016, changes to International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) regarding the validity of the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) for Yellow fever vaccine came into force.

According to World Health Organization (WHO) as of 11 July 2016:

The period of validity of the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) has changed from 10 years to the duration of the life of the person vaccinated. This applies to all ICVP for yellow fever vaccination, including certificates already issued, and new or duplicate certificates.

A valid ICVP, presented by arriving travellers, cannot be rejected on the grounds that more than ten years have passed since the date vaccination became effective as stated on the certificate;and that boosters or revaccination cannot be required.

World Health Organisation (WHO) and NaTHNaC provide useful information about the changes and advice on how to complete the ICVP from 11th July, 2016 onwards.

WHO Q&A

NATHNAC 

Yellow Fever vaccination centres

Due to International Health Regulations, Yellow Fever Vaccination is only given at Designated Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres (YFVCs). You can choose which one to attend it does not need to be your own GP Practice.

The Designated Centres on the Isle of Man are:

Castletown Medical Centre

Sandfield

Castletown

Isle of Man

IM9 1EX

Telephone:+44 1624 686939

Hailwood Medical Centre

2 Hailwood Court

Governors Hill

Douglas

Isle of Man

IM2 7EA

Telephone:+44 1624 686949

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Ramsey Group Practice

Bowring Road

Ramsey

Isle of Man

IM8 3EY

Telephone:+44 1624 813881

Boots the Chemist

14-22 Strand Street

Douglas

Isle of Man

IM1 2EE

Telephone:+44 1624 616120

Note: Vaccinations for travel purposes are not funded by the Department of Health.

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