Welcome to this yellow fever vaccine course which is part of the ‘Health Academy Short Course’ series that provides clinicians with specific information relating to the full range of vaccines available in the UK.
So who is this yellow fever vaccine short course suitable for?
This course is suitable for any experienced vaccinators who’s role will involve administering yellow fever containing vaccines. Therefore this could include immunisation nurses, practice nurses, pharmacists or any healthcare professional, or healthcare support worker administering vaccines.
What have we included in this short course?
We have designed the vaccine short courses to cover all the key information for understanding the fundamentals of the disease, and the available vaccines. Therefore this course includes information on the live vaccine and it’s risks. You should complete the course in approximately 60 minutes.
- Introduction to arthropod-borne diseases
- The 5 Ts of yellow fever: Type – Type of organism and type of disease, Transmission route – How does the traveller become infected, Treatment & prevention – What treatments and preventative measures are available pre and post infection, Traveller’s Risk – What factors increase a traveller’s risk & Take home message – Key message for the traveller
- yellow fever vaccine
So what’s not included?
Please note: This is a stand alone yellow fever short course. It is therefore NOT a substitute for Nathnac or PHS yellow fever training for registered yellow fever clinic.
We also recommend completing a comprehensive Fundamentals of Travel Health course if you are going to be delivering a travel health service. This is in line with Good Practice Guidance for Providing a Travel Health Service (RGPSG, 2020).
Further travel health related short courses are also available here.