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Getting vaccinatd for yellow fever is quick and easy with Solv. Find and book same day and next day appointments at participating providers in Iowa. You could be in and out in under an hour and have all your travel vaccines addressed.

Yellow Fever Vaccine
in Iowa

Getting vaccinatd for yellow fever is quick and easy with Solv. Find and book same day and next day appointments at participating providers in Iowa. You could be in and out in under an hour and have all your travel vaccines addressed.

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Concentra Urgent Care, Dixon

Concentra Urgent Care

2100 Dixon St, Des Moines, IA 503162100 Dixon St
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Iowa Health Walk-in Urgent Care

Iowa Health Walk-in Urgent Care

1530 E Euclid Ave, Des Moines, IA 503131530 E Euclid Ave
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Broadlawns Hospital Urgent Care

Broadlawns Hospital Urgent Care

1801 Hickman Rd, Des Moines, IA 503141801 Hickman Rd
OpenSun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mercy Quick Care Clinic - Ingersoll - Des Moines

Mercy Quick Care Clinic - Ingersoll - Des Moines

3425 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 503123425 Ingersoll Ave
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Iowa Health Walk-in Urgent Care

Iowa Health Walk-in Urgent Care

6000 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 503116000 University Ave
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Mercy Quick Care Clinic

Mercy Quick Care Clinic

1.36(6 reviews)
4343 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 503104343 Merle Hay Rd
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UnityPoint Clinic, Merle Hay

UnityPoint Clinic

5.0(1 reviews)
4020 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 503104020 Merle Hay Rd
OpenSun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

The staff has gone above and beyond to help us with testing needed to determine if infection or other medical issues are present. Phones calls to follow up and ensure we have the information is greatly appreciated and assures communication is thorough. Thank you!
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Mercy South Urgent Care - Des Moines

Mercy South Urgent Care - Des Moines

6601 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 503156601 SW 9th St
OpenSun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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UnityPoint Clinic, Southglen

UnityPoint Clinic

3.67(3 reviews)
7481 US-69, Des Moines, IA 503207481 US-69
OpenSun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

This is an excellent clinic. The Doctors in the clinic and Urgent care are great. Very helpful and caring.
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Mercy East Urgent Care - Pleasant Hill

Mercy East Urgent Care - Pleasant Hill

5.0(1 reviews)
5900 E University Ave, Pleasant Hill, IA 503275900 E University Ave
OpenSun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Love Dr Strang and his staff
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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care, Altoona

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care

2720 8th St SW, Altoona, IA 500092720 8th St SW
OpenSun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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UnityPoint Clinic, Urbandale

UnityPoint Clinic

2901 86th St, Urbandale, IA 503222901 86th St
OpenSun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Unity Point Clinic

Unity Point Clinic

3.88(4 reviews)
2901 NW 86th St, Urbandale, IA 503222901 NW 86th St
OpenSun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Wed 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

From the time my husband and I walked through the door, I felt well cared for. I had fallen and hit my head. The young woman at the check-in desk had a welcoming smile, only asked a few questions and suggested I sit down. If she needed any more info she would come to me. The young woman who cleaned up my cuts and abrasions had a gentle touch. I'm sorry I don't have their names. Ashlee Reetz stitched and bandaged my various wounds. She answered my questions, checked me for a possible concussion, with professionalism and pleasant attitude. My husband and I were so pleased with the care in your facility. I was there around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2nd.
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Ankeny Urgent Care

Ankeny Urgent Care

1410 SW Tradition Dr, Ankeny, IA 500231410 SW Tradition Dr
OpenSun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine, Ankeny Prairie Trail

UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine

2515 SW State St, Ankeny, IA 500232515 SW State St
OpenSun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 7:30 am - 11:30 am
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Mercy West Urgent Care - Clive

Mercy West Urgent Care - Clive

1.0(5 reviews)
1601 NW 114th St, Clive, IA 503251601 NW 114th St
OpenSun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Concentra Urgent Care

Concentra Urgent Care

11144 NW Aurora Ave., Urbandale, IA 5032211144 NW Aurora Ave.
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Mercy North Urgent Care - Ankeny

Mercy North Urgent Care - Ankeny

5.0(1 reviews)
800 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50021800 E 1st St
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Recent patient review

I was having heart palpitations, so went to Urgent Care. I didn't wait long before I was seen. The nurse did an EKG and then summoned the Dr. who discussed what was going on and what I might do. All involved were very professional and helpful.
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The Iowa Clinic, West Des Moines Campus

The Iowa Clinic

2.8(10 reviews)
5950 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 502665950 University Ave
OpenSun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care, Lakeview

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care

6000 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 502666000 University Ave
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Yellow Fever Vaccine FAQs

  • What is yellow fever?

    Yellow fever is a viral infection that is spread by mosquitoes that carry this virus. According to the NLM, you can only get yellow fever if you are bitten by one of these infected mosquitoes.

  • What is the yellow fever vaccine?

    The yellow fever vaccine is a preventive treatment for yellow fever. According to the CDC, the yellow fever vaccine offers lifelong protection against the virus.

  • Who should get the yellow fever vaccine?

    You should get the yellow fever vaccine if you are planning to travel to or live in a country where yellow fever is common, suggests the CDC. This includes parts of Africa and South America. The yellow fever vaccine is approved for use in people between the ages of nine months and 59 years who meet these criteria.

  • Who should not get the yellow fever vaccine?

    Some people should not get the yellow fever vaccine due to the risk of potential complications. According to the CDC, people who should not get the vaccine include people who are:

    • Aged six months or younger
    • Allergic to an ingredient in the yellow fever shot
    • Recipients of an organ transplant
    • Diagnosed with a cancerous tumor
    • Diagnosed with a thymus disorder associated with abnormal immune system function
    • Diagnosed with a primary immunodeficiency disorder
    • Using immunosuppressive and immunomodulatory therapies
    • Infected with HIV, or are showing symptoms of HIV infection
    • Showing symptoms of CD4+ T-lymphocytes less than 200/mm3
  • What are the side effects of the yellow fever vaccine?

    Yellow fever vaccine side effects are reported to affect an estimated one in four people who get this vaccine, reports the NLM. Side effects are mild and usually include fever and a reaction at the injection site.

    In rare instances, yellow fever shot side effects can be severe. According to data from the NLM, about one in every 55,000 people suffers a severe allergic reaction to the vaccine, and one in every 125,000 people experience a severe nervous system reaction. The NLM adds that one person in every 250,000 people suffers a severe life-threatening illness with organ failure after getting the yellow fever shot.

  • How long does the yellow fever vaccine last?

    The yellow fever vaccine offers lifelong protection against this virus, reports the CDC.

  • In what countries is yellow fever found?

    According to the CDC and NLM, yellow fever is most prevalent in parts of Africa and South America.

  • Where can I get the yellow fever vaccine in Iowa?

    The yellow fever vaccine is usually available at your primary care physician’s office and at urgent care centers, walk-in clinics, and pharmacies. Use Solv to find top-rated vaccination providers in your area that offer the yellow fever vaccine and book a same-day or next-day appointment directly from the website. Solv is devoted to providing you with access to high-quality healthcare for you and your family.

Iowa Yellow Fever Vaccine

Getting vaccinated against yellow fever lowers your chances of contracting the virus. Knowing more about the yellow fever vaccine and how it works might help you make better medical decisions for yourself and your family.

About yellow fever

Yellow fever is a virus that can be contracted by being bitten by a mosquito carrying the virus. According to the National Library of Medicine, anyone can catch yellow fever, while older persons are at a higher risk of developing a severe infection (NLM). According to the NLM, this disease is widespread in South America and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Yellow fever symptoms

According to the National Library of Medicine, yellow fever has three stages: infection, remission, and intoxication. The symptoms of yellow fever vary depending on where you are in the disease.

Acute infection phase

The acute infection phase, also known as the acute phase, is the first stage of yellow fever. Symptoms in the acute phase, according to the NLM, normally go away in three to four days and include:

  • Headache
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Fever
  • Flushing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Jaundice

The remission stage of yellow fever is the second stage. According to the National Library of Medicine, some persons recover completely from yellow fever during this phase, while others acquire more severe symptoms and advance to the toxic phase.

Toxic phase

The toxic or intoxication stage of yellow fever is the third stage. According to the National Library of Medicine, symptoms in the toxic phase mainly impact the organs, particularly the heart, liver, and kidney. These signs and symptoms include:

  • Decreased urination
  • Irregular heart rate
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Seizures
  • Delirium
  • Coma

When to see a doctor

The National Library of Medicine recommends visiting a doctor at least 10 to 14 days before traveling to a place where yellow fever is common. Yellow fever is widespread in various parts of Africa and South America, according to the report. This information can be used by your doctor to assess if you should be vaccinated against yellow fever.

When you return home from these nations, you should also see your doctor. If you or a family member has developed fever, headache, muscle aches, vomiting, or jaundice after traveling to a place where yellow fever is frequent, the National Library of Medicine advises calling your doctor right once.

Causes of yellow fever

The virus that causes yellow fever is spread by mosquitoes. If you are not vaccinated against yellow fever and are bitten by one of these mosquitoes, you may contract the disease. The yellow fever virus is primarily found in Africa and South America, according to the National Library of Medicine.

Yellow fever risk factors

A major risk factor for yellow fever is not having had a yellow fever vaccine. According to the National Library of Medicine, avoiding yellow fever-endemic nations in Africa and South America can minimize your risk of contracting the disease.

According to the CDC, you can further reduce your risk by using insect repellent products, wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants, and controlling mosquitoes both indoors and outdoors.

Complications from yellow fever

According to the National Library of Medicine, yellow fever can cause a variety of major health concerns. If you contract yellow fever, you may have internal bleeding and perhaps death.

Other potential complications from yellow fever include:

  • Kidney failure
  • Liver failure
  • Salivary gland infection
  • Secondary bacterial infections
  • Shock
  • Coma

Yellow fever prevention

According to the National Library of Medicine, the yellow fever vaccine may prevent yellow fever. Staying in screened-in or air-conditioned locations, wearing protective clothing, and utilizing good insect repellent products are all excellent preventative techniques.

Yellow fever vaccine

According to the CDC, the yellow fever vaccine can provide lifelong protection against this virus. According to the National Library of Medicine, this vaccine is recommended for use in people aged nine months to 59 years who are traveling to or living in a region where yellow fever is known to exist. Many nations need confirmation of yellow fever vaccination before allowing you to enter.

Mosquito protection

The best strategy to avoid mosquito bites, according to the CDC, is to use an insect repellent that has been registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Repellents that have been registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) contain active components including DEET and oil of lemon eucalyptus, which can keep mosquitoes away and prevent mosquito bites and yellow fever.

To avoid mosquito bites, the CDC suggests wearing long-sleeved shirts and slacks and staying indoors where window screens and air conditioners are available and fully functional.

Rob Rohatsch
Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

Updated on Sep 25, 22

Sources

Solv has strict sourcing guidelines and relies on peer-reviewed studies, academic research institutions, and medical associations. We avoid using tertiary references.

  1. Yellow fever (February 4, 2022)
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/001365.htm
  2. Yellow Fever Vaccine (February 7, 2022)
    https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a607030.html
  3. Prevention of Yellow Fever (October 7, 2019)
    https://www.cdc.gov/yellowfever/prevention/index.html
  4. Yellow Fever Vaccine (April 21, 2021
    https://www.cdc.gov/yellowfever/vaccine/index.html
  5. Yellow Fever Vaccine Recommendations (April 21, 2021)
    https://www.cdc.gov/yellowfever/vaccine/vaccine-recommendations.html

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