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Yellow Fever Vaccine Course

Important Notice

Beginning 24 July 2018, continuing education (CE) credit for CDC’s online Yellow Fever Vaccination Course will be temporarily unavailable.

We expect CE credit to be available again in early 2019, when CDC releases its new and updated online yellow fever vaccination training. In the meantime, a Certificate of Completion will remain available to those who complete the online course, the post assessment, and the course evaluation.

Recertified to: July 23, 2018

Course Description

The course: "Yellow Fever Vaccine: Information for Health Care Professionals Advising Travelers" provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on the history and epidemiology of yellow fever, vaccine recommendations, the pre-travel consultation, and how to become a designated yellow fever vaccination provider. No prior knowledge of the yellow fever virus or vaccination is required to take this course. However, it is strongly recommended that the modules be taken in sequence.

This course is intended for Physicians, Registered Nurses, Pharmacists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Health Educators, Medical Students, Medical Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses, Epidemiologists, and Pharmacy Technicians who advise travelers and/or would like to become designated providers of yellow fever vaccine. Continuing Education credit is available for those who have not taken the course in the past 2 years. A certificate of completion is available to anyone who completes the course, regardless of CE status.

Yellow fever vaccine continuing education

The course consists of two lessons. Lesson 1, Yellow Fever: History, Epidemiology, and Vaccine Information, explores the global history and epidemiology of yellow fever disease. Next, it describes safe and appropriate use of the vaccine, including a detailed discussion of the precautions and contraindications to yellow fever vaccination.

Lesson 2, The Pre-travel Consultation and Best Practices for Yellow Fever Vaccine Providers and Clinics, presents systematic instruction on conducting a thorough pre-travel consultation. Additional topics include the process of becoming a designated yellow fever vaccination provider, best practices for providers and clinics that give yellow fever vaccination, and an overview of the International Certificate of Vaccination and Prophylaxis (ICVP).

Learning Objectives and Goal

After completing this course, the learner should be able to—

  1. Identify the epidemiology of yellow fever, including causes, transmission, and clinical features of the disease
  2. Identify precautions, contraindications, and common and rare adverse events associated with yellow fever vaccine administration
  3. Recognize the best practices of yellow fever vaccine designated clinics

The course will provide these audiences with information about yellow fever, the disease and the vaccine. Health-care providers can use this information to—

  • Make appropriate decisions regarding the vaccination
  • Handle the vaccine safely
  • Offer sound advice to travelers before they travel
  • Conduct appropriate travel and pre-travel consultations
  • Utilize best practices within yellow fever vaccination clinics
  • Comply with International Health Regulations and Certificate Requirements

Take the Course




2 hours (1 hour per lesson)


  1. The course is available on CDC TRAIN. This is also where you will receive your certificate of completion.
  2. Select the Register button. You will be prompted to log in or create an account on CDC TRAIN.
  3. In the Content tab select the lessons to register and view the course.
  4. Lesson One: Yellow Fever: History, Epidemiology and Vaccine Information
  5. Lesson Two: The Pre-Travel Consultation and Best Practices for Yellow Fever Vaccination Providers and Clinics
  6. Please read the instructions in CDC-TRAIN for completing each of the two lessons, the posttest, evaluation and printing a certificate of completion. If CE is desired, be sure to follow the directions to complete requirements for CE.
  7. Once completed select the Mark Complete button for the lessons and also then for the overall course.

Continuing Education

This course (CB/WB2367) has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

Accreditation Statements

Continuing Medical Education for Physicians (CME)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Non-physicians will receive a certificate of participation.

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 1.8 contact hours.

Continuing Education Contact Hours in Health Education (CECH)

Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designed for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 2 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number 98614.

IACET Continuing Education Units (CEU)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEU's for this program.

ACPE logo Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This program is a designated event for pharmacists to receive 0.2 CEUs in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-0000-14-137-H05-P.

Course Category: This activity has been designated as Knowledge-Based.

Disclosure Statement

CDC, our planners, and our content experts wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters.

This course does not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

There is no commercial support for this activity.

Origin Date: 07/23/2014

Renewal Date: 07/23/2016

Expiration Date: 07/23/2018

Minimum System Requirements

  • Windows® 8
  • Processor - Core i5
  • Memory - 4 GB
  • Hard Drive - 250 GB
  • Broadband Internet connection
  • Adobe Reader version 11
  • JavaScript enabled
  • Popup blocker disabled