Health regions rationing yellow fever vaccines due to shortage
Full doses may be divided up amongst multiple people
A nationwide shortage of yellow fever vaccines is forcing provincial health regions to ration their remaining doses.
Full doses will be given to people who:
- Are travelling to a country experiencing an outbreak.
- Are travelling to a country that requires a vaccination to enter.
- Have been living in a yellow fever disease risk country for more than one year.
Those who do not meet the criteria for a full dose will receive a partial dose, which may mean multiple trips to a clinic.
The first trip would be for an assessment and the second for a vaccine itself, which ensures no part of the vaccine is wasted.
The vaccine is available through travel clinics in three cities: Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert.
More information can be found online.