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Accessing yellow fever vaccines

Yellow fever vaccine is recommended for travellers visiting yellow fever endemic countries as listed by the World Health Organization.

Vaccine providers

The Department of Health has developed the National Guidelines for Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres and Providers.

A practitioner seeking to prescribe and administer the yellow fever vaccine at a Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre is required to successfully complete the online training program, Yellow Fever Vaccination Course. Practitioners currently providing the vaccine have up to three years to complete the course. New providers are required to complete the course prior to applying to become an approved Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre.

In Australia, medical centres providing yellow fever vaccine must be approved by their State or Territory Health Department, as per World Health Organization recommendations.

South Australian providers

See Approved Yellow Fever Vaccination Providers in South Australia (PDF 91KB) for a list of approved yellow fever vaccination providers. 

Approval of medical centres to provide yellow fever vaccine

Medical centres currently approved

To maintain status as a Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre, an approved medical practice must ensure that all practitioners, responsible for the provision of the vaccine, meet the individual accreditation requirements introduced on 26 November 2018. Vaccination providers can become accredited by successfully completing the Yellow Fever Vaccination Course and providing the certificate of completion to the Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre at which they intend to practice. Practitioners currently providing the vaccine have up to three years to complete the course.

New medical centre applications

  1. To register your interest in becoming an approved yellow fever immunisation provider email healthimmunisationadmin@sa.gov.au for comprehensive details on the approval process for practitioners and medical centres.
  2. An information pack will be provided, which includes details on all requirements and includes mandatory forms that must be completed and returned to SA Health's Immunisation Section.
  3. Once the completed forms have been returned and approved, SA Health will organise for Vaccine Fridge Data Loggers to assess your immunisation fridge/s. Fridge stability needs to be tested to ensure compliance with the National Vaccine Storage Guidelines.
  4. If fridge stability is confirmed and all the requirements have been met, the medical centre is declared a yellow fever provider and will receive a letter of confirmation and a World Health Organization (WHO) approved identification stamp. The organisation will also be added to the Approved Yellow Fever Vaccination Providers in South Australia (PDF 91KB) list.
  5. Approved providers can then contact Sanofi Pasteur (the yellow fever vaccine distributor) to arrange vaccine supply and the yellow International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis booklets. These are the only valid document to record yellow fever vaccination under International Health Regulations.

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