Yellow Fever and Recommended Immunizations
British Columbia Specific Information
Mosquitoes can spread many diseases, including yellow fever. Yellow fever occurs mostly in Africa and South America. The yellow fever vaccine helps protect against the yellow fever virus. Proof of vaccination against yellow fever is currently required for travellers who plan to visit certain countries in Africa and South America.
Wearing insect repellent can help protect against mosquito bites. For more information about insect repellent, see HealthLinkBC File #96 Insect Repellents and DEET.
To learn more about yellow fever and the vaccine, see HealthLinkBC File #41i Yellow Fever Vaccine and BC Centre for Disease Control – Yellow Fever. To find a yellow fever vaccination centre near you, visit Public Health Agency of Canada – Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres in Canada. For up to date travel health notices, visit the Public Health Agency of Canada – Travel Health.