Cholera- update- Kenya 19-5-2015
Nairobi – At least 65 people are confirmed to have died in a nearly five-month-old cholera outbreak in Kenya, with infections also continuing to rise in the capital Nairobi, health officials said on Wednesday.
Yellow Fever Vaccines – (Stamaril®)
The Yellow Fever vaccine is recommended for the protection of individuals travelling to or through a country with a risk of contracting yellow fever. Travellers must also have a valid certificate of vaccination (ICVP) for Yellow Fever to enter certain countries where there is a risk of Yellow Fever transmission.
A vaccination certificate for yellow fever can only be issued by a designated Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre, which we are. This provides proof of vaccination against Yellow Fever and is valid for 10 years.
What is Stamaril®?
This is a vaccine that provides protection against Yellow fever. One dose will provide protection against yellow fever for 10 years.
It should be given at least 10 days before travel to allow immunity to develop after primary vaccination.
Meningococcal group B
After nearly 20 years of research and development, a vaccine for meningococcal group B disease (Men B) has been developed and licensed for use in the UK, yet it isn’t available on the NHS
In March 2014, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), the independent expert group that advises UK governments on vaccination, recommended routine use of the first ever wide-ranging MenB (meningococcal B meningitis and septicaemia) vaccine.