If you are traveling to certain destinations in Africa and South America, you will have to receive yellow fever vaccine or, in some instances, get a waiver for that particular vaccine.
Yellow fever is a potentially fatal illness and it is not only prudent to get protection from it, but it's also mandatory by public health policies of the involved countries that the guidelines and regulations of are overseen by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
At TripsEtc Travel and Vaccines Clinic yellow fever vaccine is not only administered by CDC approved physicians but our Travel Specialists are also active members of The International Society of Travel Medicine and The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Our physicians are experienced in the field of travel medicine, immunizations and illnesses that you might be at risk for. We are also experts in the appropriate preventive measures that should be in place for you to have a safe and healthy trip.
Our knowledge of the possible side effects of yellow fever vaccination will prepare you for what to expect and also ease your mind, since serious adverse reactions are quite rare. There are certain groups of people who should not be vaccinated and therefore should not travel to locations where yellow fever is prevalent and cannot travel to locations where a certificate of vaccination is required. Waivers are available, but only where risk is low.
Yellow fever vaccine will be administered to travelers only after a detailed travel consultation. It might be surprising to the public that 50% of travelers who do not seek consultation from a specialized and certified travel clinic will receive improper vaccines, meaning they either receive vaccines they don't really need, or they lack vaccinations they do really need. Travelers who are improperly innoculated are subject to endemic illnesses and tropical diseases that are prevalent in their travel destinations, as they are not adequately protected. This situation is esily avoided by obtaining a pre-travel consultation at a specialized travel clinic.
We do however administer yellow fever vaccine for travelers who did not have a formal travel consultation with us, provided that they have a written order from another licensed physician that they do require yellow fever vaccination and there is no contraindication for that vaccine based on the prescribing physician's assessment.
We offer detailed travel consultations for pre-travel preparation. We also see patients for post-travel consultations if they have concerns or symptoms suggestive of an ailment they might have contracted during travel. TripsEtc Travel and Immunization Clinic will perform the necessary testing on a case-by-case basis to arrive at the appropriate diagnosis of the ailment or disease you might have contracted during your travels. Our physicians will initiate the required treatment as, and if, necessary.
TripsEtc Travel & Vaccines Clinic is a full service Vaccination and Immunization Center providing Yellow Fever Vaccine and all vaccines required for travel for residents located in Maryland and Washington, DC. Our service area includes: Prince George's (PG) County, Maryland, Washington, DC, Baltimore Bethesda, Bowie, Capitol Heights, Cheverly, Clinton, College Park, Columbia, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, Lanham, Largo, Laurel, New Carrollton, Riverdale, Rockville, and Silver Spring, MD. Zip Codes: 20742, 20717, 20718, 20719, 20722, 20743, 20799, 20697, 20704, 20705, 20782, 20712, 20708, 20018, 20019. Sleep Center Maryland