An official yellow fever uniform stamp holder has the authority granted by the State of Wisconsin to administer yellow fever vaccine to the public. An official yellow fever stamp holder authorization is required to order and administer yellow fever vaccine. A uniform stamp on the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) card is the international verification that an individual has been vaccinated against yellow fever.
Due to the risk of serious adverse events that can occur following yellow fever vaccine administration, providers should only vaccinate persons who:
- Are at risk for exposure to yellow fever virus, or
- Require proof of vaccination for country entry.
To further minimize the risk of serious adverse events, medical providers should carefully observe the contraindications and consider the precautions to administration of yellow fever vaccine.
To learn more about yellow fever disease, please visit our Wisconsin Yellow Fever page.
Wisconsin requirements to become an official Yellow Fever Uniform Stamp Holder
- Applicants must be a physician (medical doctor or doctor of osteopathic medicine), physician assistant, or nurse practitioner with an active license in the State of Wisconsin.
- Read and understand the recommendations outlined by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
- Agree to record each dose of yellow fever vaccine administered in the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR). If you are not currently a WIR user please contact the WIR Help Desk at 608-266-9691. If providers are Registry for Effectively Communicating Immunization Needs (RECIN) users they will not need to become WIR users.
- Purchase an official yellow fever uniform stamp for each official Wisconsin Yellow Fever Vaccination Center.
- Give the Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) to every yellow fever vaccine recipient prior to administering the vaccine.
- Adhere to administration, storage, and handling requirements as indicated by ACIP and the yellow fever vaccine manufacturer.
- Administer yellow fever vaccine only at an official Wisconsin Yellow Fever Vaccination Center.
- Record yellow fever vaccine with official uniform stamp on the ICVP card. You can order the ICVP online or call 866-512-1800.
- Re-certify as a yellow fever vaccination center every three years. The manufacturer will not ship yellow fever vaccine after the expiration date of the official yellow fever uniform stamp.
- Notify the Wisconsin Immunization Program if the Uniform Stamp holder leaves or if there is an address change for the yellow fever vaccination center.
- A maximum of five yellow fever centers may be registered under one provider.
Steps to become a Wisconsin Yellow Fever Uniform Stamp Holder or to re-certify as a Yellow Fever Stamp Holder
- Complete the Health Care Professionals Advising Travelers online training course. Any staff advising travelers on behalf of the Stamp Holder should also complete the course.
- At the end of the course, save the certification of completion which includes the training certification date. The certificate applicant will need to upload the certification into the application in step 3.
- Complete the yellow fever certification application. This may be done over several sessions. Please keep track of your survey number as that information is only available to you.
- If you need to return to your yellow fever certification application, submit the survey number you were given when you exited the application. This will allow you to return to your started survey. Immunization Program staff cannot retrieve a missing or lost survey number.
Certification questions may be emailed to Elise Balzer or call 608-266-7550.
Where to locate Yellow Fever Vaccination Clinics in Wisconsin
Because of a yellow fever vaccine shortage, the vaccine manufacturer has worked with the CDC and US Food and Drug Administration to make a yellow fever vaccine called Stamaril available at select sites. View the CDC map to find Stamaril yellow fever vaccination site locations in Wisconsin.
To find a list of locations certified to administer yellow fever vaccine, please visit the Yellow Fever Vaccination Clinic Database.