Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) – Yellow Fever Vaccine: What You Need to Know
This two-page Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) educates people about the yellow fever vaccine. It explains that yellow fever is found in certain parts of Africa and South America, and is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. It discusses vaccination and other preventative measures, travel, and proof of vaccination, and recommends a booster dose every ten years for those who remain at risk. The VIS identifies who should be vaccinated and when, and who should not get the vaccine. It discusses risks and side effects, distinguishes between mild and severe problems, and explains what to look for and what to do in the event of a serious allergic reaction. Contact information for the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is provided, along with tips for how people can learn more about the yellow fever vaccine.
The English-language VIS was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. The translations are provided by the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) and its partner organizations.
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.