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Yellow Fever Vaccine (YF-Vax) Supply and Provider Certification
The Florida Department of Health is sharing an important announcement regarding yellow fever vaccine (YF-Vax) supply and provider certification.
Sanofi Pasteur, the manufacturer of the only yellow fever vaccine licensed in the United States (YF-Vax), has announced that YF-Vax is readily accessible. The yellow fever vaccine is a liveattenuated virus vaccine that has been around since the 1930s. The number of yellow fever disease cases has been noticeably reduced since the yellow fever vaccine was introduced for the purpose of protection. To provide access to yellow fever vaccine for U.S. travelers, Sanofi Pasteur has coordinated with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other stakeholders.
Many countries require specific travel immunizations for visitors such as the yellow fever vaccine. Providers interested in administering the yellow fever vaccine need to apply to be approved as a yellow fever vaccine provider and for a yellow fever uniform stamp. The uniform stamp allows the approved provider to officially sign the traveler's International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV). The ICV records vaccinations received and the signature validates this record. Approval as a yellow fever vaccine provider allows the provider to purchase and administer the yellow fever vaccine.
The yellow fever vaccine is considered safe. CDC recommends this vaccine for adults and children 9 months of age and older who will be traveling to high-risk locations. Information onyellow fever can be found at cdc.gov/yellowfever/. Yellow fever vaccine may be required for entry into certain countries. Yellow fever vaccination requirements and recommendations for specific countries are available on the CDC Travelers' Health page. Health care providers and consumers can visit the CDC yellow fever vaccination clinic search page (wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellow-fever-vaccination-clinics/search) to find a clinic offering the yellow fever vaccine.
Yellow fever vaccine providers seeking more information may contact Sanofi Pasteur at 1-800-VACCINE (1-800-822-2463) or visit Yellow Fever Vaccine Information - Sanofi U.S.Who Can Apply:
- Licensed physicians
- Pharmacists with a valid immunization administration certification
How to Apply:
Complete and submit the yellow fever vaccine registration packet via email to ImmunizationsYellowfever@flhealth.gov.
This includes all the following:
- Yellow Fever Uniform Stamp Application
- Yellow Fever Vaccine Provider/Center Application
- Proof of completion of the CDC online course "Yellow Fever Vaccine: Information for Health Care Professionals Advising Travelers" as well as all designated medical staff - access course here: wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/yellow-fever-vaccine-course.
Once a complete registration packet has been received and reviewed, you will receive an official notification of approval or denial. If more information is needed to process your application, you may be contacted by the Department. Once approved, you will receive a yellow fever vaccination certification package.
Once you receive the approval as a yellow fever vaccine provider, you will be responsible for purchasing the uniform stamp, ICV cards and yellow fever vaccine. Information regarding these will be included in your vaccination certification package.
The Yellow Fever Vaccine Coordinator will contact the vaccine manufacturer to let them know you are approved to order and administer the yellow fever vaccine. The Yellow Fever Vaccine
Coordinator will also update the CDC Yellow Fever National Registry. You can access the registry at this link: wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellow-fever-vaccination-clinics/search.
For more information, please contact the Florida Department of Health Immunization Section at ImmunizationsYellowfever@flhealth. gov or 850-245-4342.
Yellow Fever Uniform Stamp Application
The Provider Uniform Stamp Application must be completed to apply for a Yellow Fever Uniform Stamp. The uniform stamp is to officially document on a patient's International Certificate of Vaccination that the travel vaccinations were given. The uniform stamp can only be used by the provider it is assigned to and cannot be loaned to another person.
Yellow Fever Vaccination Center Application
Before becoming a yellow fever vaccine provider, you must submit a Yellow Fever Vaccine Provider/Center Application agreeing to the terms of uniform stamp use and vaccine storage and handling. The application also requires the information of the facility that will be a designated yellow fever vaccine center. This is the location where the yellow fever vaccine will be shipped and administered. A yellow fever vaccine center must be under the jurisdiction of a uniform stamp holder.
Please submit the Change of Address Form after an address change has occurred. Failure tosubmit this documentation will inhibit your ability to order vaccine. This form must be signed bythe uniform stamp holder in order to be processed. The information will be updated accordinglyon the CDC Yellow Fever National Registry and with Sanofi Pasteur Pharmaceuticals.
Please contact the Florida Department of Health Immunization Section at ImmunizationsYellowfever@flhealth.gov or 850-245-4342.