Search thousands of topics on CostHelper.com

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> appliances babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business weddings
CostHelper > Health & Personal Care  > Vaccinations > Yellow Fever Vaccine

Yellow Fever Vaccine Cost


How Much Does Yellow Fever Vaccine Cost?

 
low costWith Insurance: $10-$40average costWithout Insurance: $150-$350
post E-mail post Post   Comments (2)

Vaccination against yellow fever is legally required for travel to and from some countries -- mostly in sub-Saharan Africa -- and also is recommended for travel to tropical locations in South America. The vaccination protects against the viral, mosquito-borne disease that can cause hemorrhagic fever and death.

Typical costs:

  • For patients not covered by health insurance, the cost of a yellow fever vaccination typically includes: a consultation fee, sometimes a fee to administer the shot, and the cost of the single required dose of vaccine. The total cost typically ranges from $150 to $350. For example, at the travel clinic operated by the San Francisco Department of Public Health[1] , an initial consultation is $39, and the yellow fever vaccination costs $110, with no shot administration fee, for a total of $149. And at Baylor Travel Medicine in Texas, an initial consultation costs $85 to $150, depending on the complexity of the patient's travel itinerary and medical history, and a follow-up appointment to administer the vaccine costs $25 to $85, and the vaccine costs $105 for a total of at least $215.
  • Many health insurance plans do not cover travel-related vaccinations because they are considered elective. However, some plans that offer preventive benefits do cover them.
  • For patients covered by health insurance, typical expenses include a copay of $10 to $40 for the doctor visit and possibly a copay for the vaccination. For example, this BlueCare Direct HMO[2] covers travel vaccinations for a $20 copay.
Related articles: Travel Vaccinations, Typhoid Vaccine, Tetanus Diphtheria Vaccine, Hepatitis Vaccine, Travel Insurance

What should be included:
  • After an initial consultation to determine that you need the yellow fever vaccination, the health care provider will administer the shot and give you an official proof-of-vaccination document to take along on the trip. You must get the shot at least 10 days before your trip.
  • The yellow fever vaccine is almost 100 percent effective in preventing the disease. Immunity lasts at least10 years.
Additional costs:
  • Because yellow fever and other diseases are transmitted by mosquitoes, an insect repellent containing up to 50 percent DEET is recommended for trips to areas where there is a yellow fever risk. A bottle or tube typically costs less than $10. For example, Magellans.com[3] , a travel supply website, sells a 12-hour repellant. Repellants with DEET as the active ingredient also can be purchased at drugstores, discount stores and outdoors supply stores.
  • A booster shot is recommended after 10 years.
Discounts:
  • Prices at publicly run travel clinics are sometimes lower than at private clinics.
Shopping for yellow fever vaccine:
  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers a table[4] that shows yellow fever vaccination requirements and recommendations for travelers by destination country. .
  • For vaccination against yellow fever, you must visit a clinic authorized by the U.S. government to administer the vaccine. Those clinics can provide an official International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis, which you must carry with you on your trip to avoid being quarantined, re-vaccinated or denied entry to a country.
  • Because of vaccination health risks -- including a few reported cases of encephalitis and some cases of multiple organ failure and death -- the vaccine should only be administered to travelers truly at risk for the disease. Overall, the vaccine is considered fairly safe for most adults, especially those aged 60 and younger.
  • According to CDC guidelines[5] , the following travelers should check with their doctors and discuss risks before receiving a yellow fever vaccination: pregnant or nursing mothers -- who should avoid or postpone travel if possible; people with certain allergies; immunocompromised individuals; patients whose thymus gland has been removed or who have a history of thymus problems; and anyone 65 or older. If the vaccine is contraindicated for medical reasons, a letter from a physician on official letterhead might be accepted; check ahead of time with the embassy of the country you plan to visit.
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
 
post E-mail post Post   Comments (2)
CostHelper News


3 Ways to Have the Government Pay You Back for Your Energy Efficient Upgrades
Any renovations or upgrades made to your home this year that included energy-efficient appliances could be eligible for some federal energy tax credits. But it's not just appliances. || Posted December 9 2013


7 Lesser-Known Discounts for the 50+ Crowd
As they age, members of the Baby Boomer generation don't like to admit that they're senior citizens, but they love getting discounts. It's kind of a quandary, because some of the best deals available are reduced prices for older folks. || Posted October 21 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
Yellow Fever vaccination cost
Amount: $138.00
Posted by: AP in Columbia, MD.Posted: July 29th, 2012 05:07AM
Medical Facility: Padder Health ServicesInsurance: no
Administered on July 27, 2012. CDC authorized facility, and local (Columbia / Ellicott City, MD) provider for Travel Clinics of America. Good & fast service. Amount spent was for vaccination and admin fee. I did not request consultation (and hence was not charged for that).
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Yellow Fever Immunization
Amount: $80.00
Posted by: bwetz49num1 in Joplin, MO.Posted: March 7th, 2012 01:03PM
Medical Facility: Health DepartmentInsurance: NA
Medical Mission to Kenya, Africa
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam


 

Comment On Your Experience With Yellow Fever Vaccine
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Medical Facility: Insurance: 
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  www.sfcdcp.org/aitcprices.html
  2.  www.creative-health-insurance.com/AnthemPDFFiles/BlueCareCovRates08.pdf
  3.  www.magellans.com/ultrathon-repellent?Args=
  4.  wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2012/chapter-3-infectious-diseases-related-to-travel/ye...
  5.  www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/should-not-vacc.htm
More Health & Personal Care Topics
Check Out All Costs for Health & Personal Care How Much Does an Emergency Room Visit Cost? How Much Does an X-Ray Cost? How Much Do Body Piercings Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com



Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
Deep cleaning and extractions
Paid: 90.00
When we got our 4-year baby from someone she had horrible breath and our vet recommended a deep cleaning for $175. I checked around and the SOHFGA did the same procedure for $80. So I had them do it at the same time we had her spayed... [more]
-Cocoa's Mom - Phyllis Rios
Dog Teeth Cleaning Cost
DIY (basic tools)
Paid: 0.00
The person that wrote this story.. don't have any idea what the true costs of auto repairs are. And like so many others that will talk about auto repairs, football, religion.... because they saw it somewhere... [more]
-smar
Brakes Cost
Bridge/Crown
Paid: 3200.00
Been going to this same dentist for 15yrs. Had two previous bridges and crowns and only paid 900.00 per procedure just about five years ago!! SERIOUSLY…$3200.00!!! I showed up with $1000... [more]
-Suz
Dental Crown Cost
Engine replacement of 1995Honda Prelude Si
Paid: 2000.00
My question is if you get a engine replaced why would they want to charge you again to replace the timing chain?... [more]
-Carter
Replacing a Timing Chain Cost
Cervical Laser Surgery for Abnormal Cell Changes
Paid: 45.97
Without insurance the procedure would have cost about $1,000. My insurance isn't great, but it still came to only $45. The procedure was performed without anesthesia... [more]
-ephthat
Cervical Cancer Treatment Cost
A 9-miles ride in ambulance with no medical attention cost 1200 in WA
Paid: 1200.00
This is legal rip-off. In my case, just a 9 miles ride from 1 hospital to the other without any medical attention cost me 1200 out of pocket. How can states attorneys and legislators let this happen everywhere... [more]
-TomN
Ambulance Cost