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Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is a serious viral infection that's usually spread by a type of mosquito known as the Aedes aegypti mosquito. It can be prevented with a simple vaccination available at the Kingsbridge Private Hospital Travel Clinic. 

Fill in our online travel clinic form and a member of our team will contact you. Click here to access the online form. 

You should have a yellow fever vaccination at least 10 days before your travel. This will allow enough time for your body to develop protection against the yellow fever infection. 

The yellow fever vaccination is recommended for:

Yellow fever mainly occurs in sub-Saharan Africa (countries to the south of the Sahara desert), South America and in parts of the Caribbean. 

How yellow fever is spread

Yellow fever is a type of virus known as a flavivirus. The virus is transmitted through mosquito bites. It can be spread from one host to another, usually between monkeys, or from monkeys to humans, or from person to person. 

Yellow fever symptoms

Typical symptoms of yellow fever include:

To book an appointment at the Kingsbridge Private Hospital Travel Clinic, please call 0845 60 06 352 or email

If you would like to book an appointment or require further information on the options available to you, please do not hesitate to contact our private patient booking team on the details above.