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Yellow Fever Provider

This page provides information about Yellow Fever and how to become a Yellow Fever Provider. 

What is Yellow Fever?

Yellow fever is a disease caused by a virus that is spread through mosquito bites. Symptoms take 3–6 days to develop and include fever, chills, headache, backache, and muscle aches. About 15% of people who get yellow fever develop serious illness that can lead to bleeding, shock, organ failure, and sometimes death. (CDC website)

Who is at Risk?

Travelers to certain parts of South America and Africa are at risk for yellow fever. See the box below for specific information about the country where you are traveling. (CDC website)

How do I become an Authorized Yellow Fever Provider?

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Additional Resources for Providers

CDC Announcement:

Sanofi Pasteur, the manufacturer of the only yellow fever vaccine (YF-Vax) licensed in the United States, expects to provide an update by the end of 2019 on the return to supply of YF-Vax.

**NOTICE**

At this time there is a Nation-wide shortage of the Yellow Fever Vaccine (YF-Vax). In light of this shortage Sanofi Pasteur has coordinated with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other stakeholders on a contingency plan. They have been granted approval by FDA to distribute Stamaril yellow fever vaccine in the United States during the YF-Vax shortage. Also produced by Sanofi Pasteur, Stamaril is licensed and marketed in more than 70 countries outside the United States. Stamaril has been used in other countries for decades and is comparable in safety and efficacy to YF-Vax. Sanofi Pasteur can provide Stamaril to only a limited number of clinics, which were selected on the basis of quantity of yellow fever vaccine administered. Two sites have been authorized by Sanofi Pasteur in Oklahoma to order Yellow Fever Vaccine (Tulsa City County Health Department and Passport Health in Oklahoma City) at this time.

 

You may still want to go through the Yellow Fever Vaccination Center approval process so when the Yellow Fever Vaccine (YF-Vax) shortage ends you will have your stamp and center designation completed.

For more information or for questions, please contact:

Immunization Service

(405) 271-4073

immunize@health.ok.gov

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