Are you planning to travel internationally for business or vacation?
- Your risk of becoming ill while traveling depends on:
Where you're traveling.
The length of your stay.
Your vaccine history.
- Because most vaccines take time to become effective and may need to be given in a series over time, you should check with a health care provider familiar with travel medicine or make an appointment at a travel clinic at least four to six weeks before you travel.
Not all health care providers or travel clinics offer all vaccines you may need, so be sure to ask which services are available before you make your appointment.
Only health care providers authorized by us can give the yellow fever vaccine.
UPDATE: Yellow fever vaccine shortage in the US
Sanofi Pasteur, the manufacturer of the only yellow fever vaccine (YF-Vax) licensed in the United States, has announced YF-Vax will be unavailable from mid-2017 to mid-2018 because of delays in the production process. During the time that YF-Vax is unavailable, a similar vaccine called Stamaril will be available at approximately 250 sites nationwide. Stamaril is licensed and distributed in more than 70 countries and is comparable in safety and efficacy to YF-Vax. Use the yellow fever vaccination clinic search page to find locations that can administer Stamaril. For more information, please see the following resources:
- CDC travelers advice
- Traveling with children
- CDC traveling with medication
- CDC Health Information for International Travel (Yellow Book)
- World Health Organization (WHO) International Travel and Health