Gretna Medical Center
315 Westbank Expressway
Gretna, LA 70053
Yellow Fever Vaccine
Where can I get the yellow fever vaccine in New Orleans?
Gretna Medical Center carries the yellow fever vaccine in stock and can help anyone traveling out of the New Orleans international airpot that may be in need of this vaccination.
- Yellow fever vaccination in stock
- Open 7 days a week
Yellow fever is found in subtropical and tropical areas of Africa and South America. By being bitten by an infected mosquito, the virus can be spread to others. Yellow fever is rare among U.S. tourists. The illness can range from mild aches and discomforts to severe liver disease and yellowing of the skin (jaundice). Laboratory testing, symptoms and travel history are all used to diagnose yellow fever infection. There is no treatment or cure for yellow fever. Wear long-sleeved shirt and long pants to prevent yellow fever. Get vaccinated.
Travelers to areas affected by yellow fever should get vaccinated. Non-natives are more likely to contract severe illness. Protection is achieved in 95% of cases by the 10th day following vaccination. The World Health Organization (WHO), now says that one dose of vaccine can confer lifetime immunity against yellow fever in 95% of people. /a> and has been reported to last at least 10 years.
For more informatoin on yellow fever, visit the CDC website.