Yellow Fever Vaccine

A safe and effective yellow fever vaccine has been available for more than 80 years.

  • A single dose provides lifelong protection for most people.
  • The vaccine is a live, weakened form of the virus given as a single shot.
  • Vaccine is recommended for people aged 9 months or older and who are traveling to or living in areas at risk for yellow fever virus in Africa and South America.
  • Yellow fever vaccine may be required for entry into certain countries.
  • Vaccination requirements and recommendations for specific countries are available on the CDC Travelers’ Health page.
Yellow Fever and Travel
Announcement

Yellow Fever Vaccine Access

Sanofi Pasteur, the manufacturer of the only yellow fever vaccine (YF-Vax) licensed in the United States, expects to provide an update on the return to supply of YF-Vax by the second quarter of 2020.