Yellow Fever Vaccination Clinics
Many countries require travellers who have been to a country where yellow fever is active to present a certificate to prove they have had a Yellow Fever Vaccination. In NSW, this vaccination can only be administered by a doctor who is a registered provider. A list of Registered Providers of Yellow Fever Vaccine in New South Wales (including those practising within South Eastern Sydney Local Health District) can be downloaded from the NSW Health website.
Travellers should be aware that if planning to travel to a country which requires yellow fever vaccination, they should see their doctor at least 6 weeks BEFORE they travel to allow time for the vaccination to be given.
A Yellow Fever Fact Sheet is available from NSW Health. This outlines the background, occurrence, vaccination requirements for travel, treatment, avoidance and how to obtain a certificate. The Australian Department of Health also has a fact sheet on the new international yellow fever vaccination certificates to be used by vaccination centres. Information about yellow fever immunisation, control guidelines and notification forms for health professionals is available from the NSW Health A-Z of Infectious Diseases site.
If you are a medical or general practitioner in south eastern Sydney and you are interested in becoming a registered Yellow Fever provider, you need to apply in writing to the South Eastern Sydney Public Health Unit (see our home page for office contact details). You will then be sent an application form which you will need to read, complete and return to the Director, Public Health Unit. The Public Health Unit will then organise a visit to your practice to ensure that you meet all WHO requirements to become an approved Yellow Fever provider. Applications are then sent to NSW Health for final approval. You will be notified by NSW Health when this approval is finalised, and you will receive a rubber "Yellow Fever Vaccination" stamp and information on ordering the vaccine.
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