In accordance with recommendations made in a report by the Commission on Human Medicines Expert Working Group, the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) and Public Health Scotland (PHS) have produced a yellow fever pre-vaccination checklist, a tool designed to:
- help healthcare professionals risk assess a person’s suitability for yellow fever vaccination, although it does not replace the broader individual risk assessment in the travel health consultation
- be completed by the person travelling in advance of, or during, the consultation, but must be carefully reviewed by the advising healthcare professional as part of a shared decision-making process for yellow fever vaccination
Health professionals should refer to Yellow fever: the green book, chapter 35 for current guidance on the administration of yellow fever vaccine in the UK.
Source: TRAVAX, 2 November 2021