Yellow fever is a serious disease that is caused by the "arbovirus" virus and it is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito.
In Ecuador, the yellow fever vaccine can be obtained within vaccination centers of the Ministry of Public Health (MSP) throughout the country.
If you want to travel to the Amazon and you want to get this vaccine, it is not mandatory, but you must get the vaccine 10 days before visiting the place, and after getting vaccinated you are issued the certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis '' (yellow card) stamped and signed, and it lasts for 10 years. Something very important is that this vaccine has no cost.
People from 9 months of age to 59 years can access the vaccine.
People who had a severe (life-threatening) allergic reaction to any of the components of the vaccine, including eggs, chicken protein, or gelatin, or who had a severe allergic reaction to a previous dose of the vaccine, yellow fever should not be vaccinated against yellow fever.