Vaccines for yellow fever are available at the Sedgwick County health department, but supplies may be limited this summer.
The department gets monthly shipments for yellow fever vaccine, which are $182.02 per vaccine. A program to provide immunizations for international travel was initially cut in the 2017 budget but was restored in February.
The yellow fever vaccine is only available for travel to countries that require, not recommend, it. That’s because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned earlier this year that the vaccine could be unavailable in the middle of the year because of production delays.
“Since the CDC expects a shortage … we wanted people to be proactive in getting that vaccination should it be required for travel,” said county public information officer Kate Flavin.
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Residents can call the health department at 316-660-7300 to make sure it’s available or be placed on a possible waiting list.