Yellow Fever Vaccine
Many countries require specific travel immunizations for visitors. International Health Regulations require that yellow fever vaccine be administered only at designated Yellow Fever Vaccination Centers.
In the United States the responsibility for designating Yellow Fever Vaccination Centers has been delegated to State Health Departments.
In Michigan, health care providers who wish to purchase and administer yellow fever vaccine must complete the Yellow Fever Provider Application (DCH-1292) and be approved by the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH). Sanofi pasteur will not allow the purchase of yellow fever vaccine by health care providers unless they are approved Uniform Stamp holders.
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Yellow Fever Provider Application (DCH-1292)
A physician, physician's assistant or nurse practitioner (with prescription-writing privileges) can legally administer the Yellow Fever vaccine after a physician completes the Yellow Fever Provider Application. Yellow Fever Center designation can be requested at the same time the Uniform Stamp is requested or at a later date if the physician already is a Uniform Stamp holder. The Yellow Fever Center Registration Form will be processed once the applicant has been approved for a Michigan Uniform Stamp.
Please mail the completed form to:
Michigan Department of Community Health
Division of Immunization
201 Townsend St.
PO Box 30195
Lansing MI 48909
The application must be completed in full, and then mailed to the above address. Any applications with missing or incomplete information will be returned to the applicant. Applicants are also required to attach a narrative description of the supervising physician's experience in providing travel immunizations and their reason(s) for applying to be a travel immunization/yellow fever vaccine provider (see Yellow Fever Provider Application).
Once you have received your Uniform Stamp and your completed Yellow Fever Provider Application is on file at the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH), you will automatically become a designated Yellow Fever Vaccination Center in Michigan and you will be eligible to purchase and administer yellow fever vaccine. You will be required to report your annual number of yellow fever doses administered to MDCH by January 15 of each year.
Adverse Event Reporting
Adverse events reported to providers after vaccination should be submitted to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) according to state guidelines. Private providers should report all adverse events directly to VAERS, and also notify MDCH.
For more information and reporting forms, please contact VAERS at (800) 822-7967 or visit the VAERS website.
Information on febrile illness and serious adverse events after the administration of yellow fever vaccine is located on the following CDC website.
Yellow Fever Vaccine Study
Johns Hopkins University is conducting a study on side effects of the yellow fever vaccine. If you have been vaccinated against yellow fever in the last 2 days, or are planning to get vaccinated soon, you may participate in a survey by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health about yellow fever vaccination. The survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.
Yellow fever vaccine produced by sanofi pasteur is obtained directly from sanofi pasteur, the sole distributor in the United States. For information, prices, and ordering procedures, contact sanofi pasteur. Providers are not able to order yellow fever vaccine unless they have been authorized by the Michigan Department of Community Health.
Route 611, P.O. Box 187
Swiftwater, PA 18370
Travel Clinics in Michigan
Michigan Yellow Fever Vaccination Clinics
Travel Clinic Locator (sanofi pasteur)
Additional Travel Resources
Yellow Fever Vaccine Information Statement
International Certificates of Vaccination: When travel related vaccinations, particularly Yellow Fever vaccine, are required, the administered vaccines must be recorded on approved forms, such as those in the booklet PHS-731, International Certificates of Vaccination as Approved by the World Health Organization. If your doctor or public health office does not have this booklet, it can be purchased for $2.25 from the Superintendent of Documents, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954; telephone 202-512-1800, or Government Printing Office bookstores. To find this booklet on the U.S. Government Bookstore website, use the Search feature that is provided on that website by typing the booklet number (PHS-731) in the space provided. This booklet should be kept with your your passport at all.
International Travel Vaccine Resources
National Network for Immunization Information -- Disease specific information on all travel related vaccines
Travel Vaccination -- Listing of resources and research reports
Additional Travel Websites
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
CDC - Travelers' Health
CDC - Health Information for International Travel (The "Yellow Book")
International Society of Travel Medicine
Travelers' vaccines (sanofi pasteur)
Travel Health Online
World Health Organization (WHO)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services