The Green Book Chapter on yellow fever has been updated as of 6 February 2024. Public Health Scotland are in the process of updating pages and related training documents.
Health professionals advising travellers should ensure they are aware of the recommendations in the Green Book. PHS will issue further updates as resources are revised, where necessary.
The updated yellow fever Green Book chapter includes the following significant changes which are of particular importance.
Updated guidance on contradindications for yellow fever vaccine is included in the updated chapter. This includes that yellow fever vaccine should not be given to people with documented immediate-type food allergy to egg or chicken proteins.
In relation to egg allergy the updated chapter gives advice
The updated Green Book chapter on yellow fever also incorporates guidance from the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland for health professionals. This guidance includes important contraindications including those
Health professionals advising travellers should ensure they are aware of the updated guidance in order to inform assessments. It is important that a detailed medical history is obtained in order to inform any assessment and guidance sought as appropriate.
Those at risk of yellow fever include