Hol­i­day jabs

Woman's Own - - ASK THE DOCTOR -

Q I am trav­el­ling to Kenya in the new year and am told I have to be vac­ci­nated against yel­low fever. I’m pretty sure I was vac­ci­nated about 15 years ago. Will this still cover me or will I need a booster?

A sin­gle vac­ci­na­tion against yel­low fever should give you life­long im­mu­nity. We used to rec­om­mend a booster ev­ery 10 years, but this is no longer the case. You should take your orig­i­nal cer­tifi­cate with you to avoid be­ing re­fused en­try. If you can’t find it, the clinic can is­sue you a du­pli­cate.

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