Yellow fever

What is yellow fever?

Yellow fever is a virus which causes high fever, headache, muscle pain, nose bleeds, nausea and sickness. In rare cases, it can lead to jaundice, bleeding and reduced urinary secretion due to damage to the liver and kidneys. In those cases, the illness could even be fatal.

There is no treatment for yellow fever itself, only to relieve the symptoms. The yellow fever virus is transmitted via mosquitoes. It takes 3 to 6 days for symptoms to appear following the infection. The disease is only found in the tropical regions of Africa and South America. Those travelling in these countries should certainly be vaccinated against yellow fever prior to travelling. The vaccination almost always provides lifelong protection.

Only vaccination centres with special authorisation may issue a vaccination certificate, which is recognised internationally. One example in Vienna is the Town Town vaccination centre. The yellow fever vaccination cannot be given by local health authorities!

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Vaccination advice for children

The Austrian Vaccination Plan recommends the yellow fever vaccination for all persons travelling in countries with reported occurences of the disease.

This vaccination must be paid for.

Vaccination schedule

Single vaccination after the first birthday. Vaccinating earlier than this may lead to damage to the nervous system.

Booster vaccinations are only recommended for special risk groups and circumstances.

Vaccination advice for adults and young people

The Austrian Vaccination Plan recommends the yellow fever vaccination for all persons travelling in countries with reported occurences of the disease.

Single vaccination with lifelong protection in the majority of cases.

Booster vaccinations are only recommended for special risk groups and circumstances.

Information and consultancy service

Are you planning on travelling to a tropical country in Africa or South America and aren’t protected?

We would be happy to help you decide which vaccinations are best for you!
Book an appointment onlineor make an appointment on the phone with the City of Vienna vaccination service: Tel. +43 1 / 4000 – 8015