Yellow Fever Vaccine

How To Make an Appointment

Due to limited supply of yellow fever vaccines, we are not scheduling any new yellow fever vaccine appointments at this time.

Yellow fever vaccines are given by appointment only. No walk-ins are permitted. Please make sure you are eligible for a yellow fever vaccine before booking your appointment.

Who Is Eligible for the Yellow Fever Vaccine?

Vaccines are given based on clinical assessment and evaluation by a Public Health Nurse and are not guaranteed.  Please also note that our location does not have a medical doctor available.

If you have received the yellow fever vaccine before, you do not need to be revaccinated. Please see Yellow Fever from the World Health Organization.

Travelers less than 9 months old, 60 years old or older, pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any medical condition listed below will not be able to receive a yellow fever vaccine from our clinic:

  • History of thymus dysfunction, including myasthenia gravis, thymoma, or thymectomy.
  • Immunosuppression, for example, leukemia, lymphoma, or other malignancies.
  • Have had an organ transplant or radiation therapy.
  • Are taking drugs that affect your immune system, for example, systemic corticosteroids, alkylating drugs, antimetabolites, or other cytotoxic or immunomodulatory drugs.
  • Allergy to vaccine components, including eggs, egg products, or chicken proteins.
  • AIDS or HIV infection with severe immune suppression.

Travelers with the medical problems listed below might not be able to receive the yellow fever vaccine. If vaccination is desired, please have our Yellow Fever Screening Form completed and signed by your primary medical doctor.

  • Asymptomatic HIV infection with some evidence of immune suppression.
  • Have any other medical conditions that affect your immune system.

Parents of travelers who are less than 2 years old must have our Yellow Fever Screening Form completed and signed by the child's primary medical doctor prior to receiving the yellow fever vaccine.

Patients 60 years and Older

As of October 1st, 2018, yellow fever vaccines will not be provided to patients 60 years old and older. These patients may go to the following clinics:

  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics. 211 Quarry Rd. Suite 202. Palo Alto, CA 94304. 650-736-5700.
  • Passport Health. 8105 Edgewater Dr, Suite 200. Oakland, CA 94621. 888-909-6551.
  • AITC Immunization & Travel Clinic. 101 Grove St. Suite 102. San Francisco, CA 94102. 415-554-2625.
  • Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. 3801 Sacramento St. Suite 103. San Francisco, CA 94118. 415-600-2356.
  • Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. 55 2nd St. 1st Floor. San Francisco, CA 94105. 415-600-2356.
  • Aptos Travel Clinic. 9099 Soquel Dr. Suite #6. Aptos, CA 95003. 831-818-5632.

Stamaril Yellow Fever Vaccine

Sanofi Pasteur, the manufacturer of the only yellow fever vaccine licensed in the United States, which is known as YF-VAX, has announced that YF-VAX is unavailable from mid-2017 until 2020. Sanofi Pasteur makes an alternative yellow fever vaccine called STAMARIL.

STAMARIL is a live, attenuated yellow fever vaccine manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur in France. STAMARIL has been licensed for more than 30 years and is used in more than 70 countries. Since STAMARIL vaccine is not licensed in the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved STAMARIL for use under an Expanded Access Investigational New Drug Program.

STAMARIL is being offered to individuals aged 9 months and older who are at high risk for yellow fever, including researchers, laboratory workers, vaccine production staff, people living in or passing through an area where yellow fever is common, and people traveling to any country that requires validation of yellow fever vaccination on the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis for entry.

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