Yellow Fever Vaccine Availability
If you are traveling to certain parts of Africa and South America, please note that supply of Yellow Fever Vaccine is available at St. Elizabeth's.
Recently supply of Yellow Fever vaccine known as YF-Vax was almost completely depleted in the United States.
Currently, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is one of only 16 facilities across the state of Massachusetts who has supply of the Yellow Fever vaccine Stamaril through a program with the CDC. YF-Vax production will increase in mid-2018. Until then, supplies are limited and are being managed through the CDC.
What is Yellow Fever?
Yellow fever is a disease caused by a virus that is spread through mosquito bites. Symptoms take 3–6 days to develop and include fever, chills, headache, backache, and muscle aches. About 15 percent of people who get yellow fever develop serious illness that can lead to bleeding, shock, organ failure, and sometimes death. (CDC: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/diseases/yellow-fever).
Yellow Fever Vaccine Status
Out of 140 travel clinics across the state, only 16 currently have Stamaril onsite including St. Elizabeth's Medical Center.
St. Elizabeth's secured approval from the CDC to be one of these sites. Vaccine availability will be limited until production is able to increase.
To make an appointment at the St. Elizabeth’s Travel Clinic, please contact Phone: (617) 779-6700.
To learn more about Stamaril, visit the CDC at https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/search-for-stamaril-clinics#ma