Health regions rationing yellow fever vaccines due to shortage

A nationwide shortage of yellow fever vaccines is forcing provincial health regions to ration their remaining doses.

Full doses may be divided up amongst multiple people

The vaccine is only available in Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. (Douglas Magno/AFP/Getty)

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