Hayshine Pharmacy is a Yellow fever centre, all yellow fever centres must be registered with the National Travel Health Network & Centre, a UK government organisation NaTHNaC our registration number is UKYFVC9071 verified with NaTHNaC online
Yellow fever is a serious viral infection, transmitted by mosquitoes in tropical regions. Once infected with the virus, the mosquito remains infectious for life (two to three months). Generally, mosquito species are most active at times of high rainfall, both in the jungle and urban environments. YF virus can survive very dry conditions in mosquito eggs, which hatch once a water collection is replenished. This can result in YF outbreaks in urban and rural areas, even during the drier months. Symptoms take 3–6 days to develop and include fever, chills, headache, backache, and muscle aches.
Here are three symptoms to help recognise the disease
Yellow Fever is a virus transmitted through mosquito bites, and it cannot be contracted through close contact with an infected person.
The mosquitoes that spread the virus are prevalent in both urban and rural areas and bite mainly during the daytime. In addition to yellow fever, mosquitoes can also transmit other serious illnesses like malaria and dengue.
To prevent mosquito bites while traveling to areas where yellow fever is prevalent, it is recommended to use mosquito nets, wear clothing that covers your arms and legs, and use insect repellent containing 30% to 50% DEET (diethyltoluamide), even if you have been vaccinated against the disease.
Travel is an enriching experience that broadens horizons and fosters cultural understanding. By ensuring you have the yellow fever vaccine, you can freely explore a wider range of destinations without facing travel restrictions or the fear of contracting this potentially life-threatening disease. Protecting yourself allows you to embark on memorable adventures with peace of mind.
The yellow fever vaccine is not just a bureaucratic formality; it is a vital shield against a potentially fatal disease. By obtaining the yellow fever vaccine, you protect yourself, your loved ones, and the communities you visit from the risks of infection and contribute to the global efforts in preventing outbreaks. Prioritizing your health by getting vaccinated ensures that you can explore the world confidently, embracing new cultures and experiences without compromising your well-being.
Additional information for Yellow Fever Vaccine coming soon….
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