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What is the cost and benefit of getting a yellow fever vaccine?

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The cost of yellow fever vaccination varies, states Travel and Leisure Magazine. The main benefit of vaccination is the prevention of illness and death, asserts Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Information about designated vaccination centers in the United States can be obtained by calling 1-800-232-2522 or visiting CDC.gov.

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What is the cost and benefit of getting a yellow fever vaccine?
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Yellow fever is spread by mosquito bites and if left untreated it can lead to flu-like symptoms and weakness, states Walgreen's and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 15 percent of cases, multiple organ failure and death occur. In the United States, yellow fever vaccine is only given at designated vaccination centers, as travelers must have proof of vaccination to enter some countries. When vaccinated, an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis or ICVP is provided, which is good for 10 years from the date of vaccination.

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