Green Book: yellow fever chapter updated

21 January 2020

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Public Health England (PHE) has updated the yellow fever chapter (chapter 35) of the Green Book to reflect the recommendations made by the Commission on Human Measures (CHM), which urges the strengthening of measures to minimise the potential risk of rare but serious and fatal adverse events associated with yellow fever vaccination, in those with weakened immune systems, aged 60 years or older and/or those who have had their thymus removed.

The importance of the individual risk assessment is emphasised, to ensure that only individuals who require yellow fever protection, or the International Certificate of Vaccination, are vaccinated. Further guidance on issuing exemption certificates is also included.

Further information and advice on yellow fever is available to view on the TRAVAX (for health professionals) and fitfortravel (for the general public) websites.