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Yellow Fever Vaccination & Yellow Fever Card


Statcare Walk-in & Urgent Medical Care facility in Astoria, Queens is a full-service Travel Clinic offering Yellow Fever, Typhoid and other vaccines. You can get same day Yellow Fever Certificate as well.

Statcare provides Travel Clinic Services all 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Why wait? Just walk in and get your Yellow Fever Card today!

No appointments needed for any travel vaccinations.

Statcare opens at 10 AM every day and closes at 8PM on weekdays and 6PM on Weekends and Holidays.

Yellow Fever Vaccine NYC Travel Clinic FAQ's

  1. What Is Yellow Fever? Why do I need to worry about Yellow Fever?
  2. I don't want to take the Yellow Fever vaccine. Can I still travel?
  3. Is it a good idea to take the Yellow Fever Vaccination as a travel vaccine to Argentina? How about Peru and Brazil?
  4. Where and when can I get Yellow Fever done?
  5. What countries is there a higher risk of getting Yellow Fever? I need to know so I can decide whether I really need to come to your Yellow Fever vaccination center before I travel.
  6. When does the Yellow Fever Certificate expire and how can I renew the Yellow Fever Certification? Do I need to re-take the Yellow Fever vaccine again?
  7. I am not sure about Yellow Fever shots. Can I prevent Yellow Fever disease?
  8. How many Yellow Fever shots do I need to take?
  9. If I lose my Yellow Fever Card, what happens next? Can I get a new Yellow Fever Card?
  10. What are the risks of taking the Yellow Fever vaccine?
  11. Is it safe for my child to get the Yellow Fever shot?
  12. What is a Yellow Fever Card? Do I have to come to your Yellow Fever Center or can I get it from my medical doctor?
  13. If I have the Yellow Fever inoculation done, do I still need to worry about mosquito bites?
  14. Where can I find a list of countries that have Yellow Fever?
  15. Where can I find more information on the Yellow Fever vaccine?
  16. Do I need to schedule an appointment with you?
  17. What months is the Yellow Fever risk the highest?
  18. Can I get Yellow Fever from someone else who has the disease?
  19. The Yellow Fever vaccine is a live vaccine. If I get the Yellow Fever immunization, can I now give Yellow Fever disease to someone else who did not get the Yellow Fever Immunization?
  20. What are the symptoms of Yellow Fever?
  21. How is Yellow Fever diagnosed?
  22. Is there an antibiotic to treat Yellow Fever?
  23. Can Yellow Fever be prevented by Yellow Fever vaccine 100% of the time?

What Is Yellow Fever? Why do I need to worry about Yellow Fever?

Yellow Fever is a potentially deadly viral illness transmitted through mosquito bites. Yellow Fever does not exist in the continental US. However if you are traveling abroad into a country that has Yellow Fever, you can get the Yellow Fever disease. Yellow Fever is caused by mosquito bites wherein the mosquito injects a virus that causes the Yellow Fever disease.


I don't want to take the Yellow Fever vaccine. Can I still travel?

The Yellow Fever vaccine is a safe vaccine. However, without getting the Yellow Fever vaccine, you may not be able to travel to certain countries. A proof of Yellow Fever inoculation (International Certificate of Yellow Fever Vaccination) protecting you against Yellow Fever is often a mandatory requirement for travel to and from countries like Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Columbia (and more) in South America or Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ghana and other countries in Africa.


Is it a good idea to take the Yellow Fever Vaccination as a travel vaccine to Argentina? How about Peru and Brazil?

Sure. Yellow Fever is a deadly disease and the vaccine is a safe vaccine. If you are traveling to Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Columbia in South America or Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ghana among other countries in Africa, you will need the Yellow Fever Vaccination Card.


Where and when can I get Yellow Fever done?

Yellow Fever inoculation can be done at any Yellow Fever Center. Walk in to our office 7 days a week and get the Yellow Fever vaccination and the Yellow Fever certificate (Yellow Fever card).


What countries is there a higher risk of getting Yellow Fever? I need to know so I can decide whether I really need to come to your Yellow Fever vaccination center before I travel.

Some of the countries where Yellow Fever vaccination is needed include Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Columbia in South America. Countries in Africa include Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Ghana and many more. See the CDC website for the latest table of countries in Africa and South America that have Yellow Fever warnings.


When does the Yellow Fever Certificate expire and how can I renew the Yellow Fever Certification? Do I need to re-take the Yellow Fever vaccine again?

The Yellow Fever Certificate that we give you is good for 10 years. The Yellow Fever Certification expires and needs to be renewed every 10 years. Since the immunity from Yellow Fever vaccination lasts only 10 years, you will have to get Yellow Fever inoculation every 10 years. That is the only way the Yellow Fever Card can be renewed at any Yellow Fever Travel Center.


I am not sure about Yellow Fever shots. Can I prevent Yellow Fever disease?

Yellow Fever is a deadly disease. However, Yellow Fever can be prevented by avoiding exposure to mosquitoes that carry the Yellow Fever virus or by getting immunized with a Yellow Fever vaccine. The Yellow Fever vaccine is a safe and effective travel vaccine.


How many Yellow Fever shots do I need to take?

Just one Yellow Fever shot is enough for traveling. The Yellow Fever shot will protect you for the next 10 years. We will validate your Yellow Fever Card for 10 years as well. You have to re-take the Yellow Fever vaccination every 10 years. You need a new validation date on the Yellow Fever Card every 10 years.


If I lose my Yellow Fever Card, what happens next? Can I get a new Yellow Fever Card?

International regulations require you to carry the Yellow Fever immunization Card for travel to and from countries that mandate that the Yellow Fever immunization for travelers. Should you lose the Yellow Fever Card, you don’t have to worry. Just call us. We keep a scanned copy of your Yellow Fever Card and will email or fax it to you; wherever you may be traveling at the time. When you return to the US, we can re-issue a new Yellow Fever Card as well.


What are the risks of taking the Yellow Fever vaccine?

It is very uncommon to see a reaction to the Yellow Fever vaccine. About 2-5% patients may get a mild headache, or a low-grade fever, or a bodyache. Patients with a history of egg allergy may not get the vaccine.


Is it safe for my child to get the Yellow Fever shot?

Sure. Kids above 9 months of age can get the Yellow Fever shot.


What is a Yellow Fever Card? Do I have to come to your Yellow Fever Center or can I get it from my medical doctor?

A Yellow Fever card is also called an International Certificate of Vaccination. We give this Yellow Fever card for you to keep with your passport at all times.

We complete, sign and validate the Yellow Fever Card with a stamp. Regular doctors do not keep the Yellow Fever vaccine or the International Certificate of Vaccination (Yellow Fever Card).


If I have the Yellow Fever inoculation done, do I still need to worry about mosquito bites?

Yellow Fever disease occurs in sub-Saharan Africa and many countries in South America. Not all countries mandate Yellow Fever vaccination for entry. However if you are flying from a country that has Yellow Fever (for example there was a plane diversion or had to break-journey for a few days in a Yellow Fever endemic country), you may be required to provide a proof of the Yellow Fever inoculation since you are now coming from an infected area.

This vaccine may be also be mandated for travel outside the urban areas of countries that lie in the Yellow Fever zone. Some countries require a traveler, even if only in transit, to have a valid Yellow Fever Card if he or she has been through a country that is considered to have Yellow Fever disease.


Where can I find a list of countries that have Yellow Fever?

The most current list of countries with high risk of Yellow Fever is found at the cdc.gov website. If you need a list of countries that require proof of Yellow Fever vaccination for all arriving travelers, then visit the WHO website. These are your two primary sources of information on Yellow Fever. You should not trust any secondary sources or doctor websites for such information since they may not have updated their websites for years.


Where can I find more information on the Yellow Fever vaccine? Click on this Yellow Fever VIS and print it. It has all the basic information you will need.
Do I need to schedule an appointment with you?

No. Just walk in and get the Yellow Fever immunization today! We are open 365 days. We are open late too.


What months is the Yellow Fever risk the highest?

It is wise to get the vaccine all year round for travel to areas with Yellow Fever. The risk of Yellow Fever coincides with a surge in mosquito populations during the rainy season and early dry season.


Can I get Yellow Fever from someone else who has the disease?

No. You cannot get Yellow Fever from another infected person.


The Yellow Fever vaccine is a live vaccine. If I get the Yellow Fever immunization, can I now give Yellow Fever disease to someone else who did not get the Yellow Fever Immunization?

No. The Yellow Fever Immunization is done with an attenuated strain of the yellow fever virus that does not cause the actual Yellow Fever disease. If you got your Yellow Fever immunization, you are not infectious in transmitting the Yellow Fever disease to anyone else.


What are the symptoms of Yellow Fever?

Some symptoms of the Yellow Fever disease include fever, chills, jaundice, headache, body aches, nausea, fatigue and flu-like symptoms. The jaundice or yellow color of the eyes and skin give the disease its name. Yellow Fever is frequently fatal.


How is Yellow Fever diagnosed?

Doctors can take a history and do a medical exam to diagnose Yellow Fever. Blood tests if available at all may take 7-10 days to result.


Is there an antibiotic to treat Yellow Fever?

Yellow Fever is a disease caused by a virus. There is no antiviral drug out there to treat this illness. Antibiotics are for bacterial diseases and will not work for Yellow Fever disease.


Can Yellow Fever be prevented by Yellow Fever vaccine 100% of the time?

No vaccine is 100% effective. Yellow Fever immunization is no different. As a traveler, you still need to take precautions and avoid getting bit by mosquitos.


Glossary:

Yellow Fever Card or Yellow Fever Certificate: A special travel document required for entry into many countries.

International Certificate of Vaccination: Also called the Yellow Fever Card; it is a travel document issued by the World Health Organization