As noted in previous safety updates, there is currently a worldwide yellow fever vaccine shortage, including a total depletion of stock within the United States.
Because of a total depletion of the Yellow Fever vaccine until mid-2018, the manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur, has worked with the CDC to make an alternative yellow fever vaccine, Stamaril, available at select locations until Yellow Fever vaccine (YF-Vax) supply returns. To find a location near you, please see the CDC Stamaril yellow fever vaccination clinics.
There are three locations in Austin, TX:
- Passport Health
631 W 38th St, Suite 1
Austin, TX 78705
- Austin Regional Clinic
6835 Austin Center Blvd
Austin, TX 78731
- The Austin Diagnostic Clinic
12221 North Mopac Expressway
Austin, TX 78758
Please note, there are a number of countries that require yellow fever vaccination prior to entry, and even more that require proof of vaccination if a traveler has spent at least 12 hours in an area of active transmission. Still more recommend vaccination before traveling to endemic areas, but do not require proof of vaccination. Although some countries have historically provided vaccination at point of entry, it is strongly recommended that travelers obtain the vaccine before trip departure for various reasons: the vaccine takes 10 days to take effect, it negates questions about the integrity of the medication and/or the individuals administering the vaccine, and there is never a guarantee that the vaccine will be available when a traveler arrives.
If you're traveling to one of the countries where the vaccine is recommended or required, talk to your Program Coordinator or a medical professional as soon as possible.
For more information:
- CDC: Yellow Fever
- World Health Organization
- Centers for Disease Control – Yellow Fever and Malaria Information
- Epidemiological Update: Yellow Fever