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Travelling to Brazil? We have Yellow fever vaccine

June 29, 2018

Vaccination is recommended for anyone older than nine months travelling to areas in Brazil with known risk or to new areas considered at risk for yellow fever transmission.

Across Canada there is a shortage of Yellow fever vaccine, but our travel clinics have doses available.

Yellow fever is a serious and fatal disease. It is caused by a virus which is spread to humans by infected mosquitoes. The most effective way to prevent Yellow fever is to be vaccinated.  

Many travel clinics do not have the Yellow fever vaccine at this time or only have a limited supply. As a result, they are only giving a fraction of the dose. If you are not able to receive a full dose of the vaccine it is recommended that you postpone your trip.

If you had the vaccine 10 years ago or more, and are travelling to an area with an ongoing outbreak, a booster dose is recommended.

Tip: Book your travel clinic appointment 6-8 weeks before you plan to travel.

Visit the Government of Canada’s Travel Health site for more information about how to protect yourself against Yellow fever and other diseases while travelling.