1. Mail a letter to Maryland Coordinator for International Travel (see address below) requesting to become a physician/pharmacist designated to provide yellow fever vaccinations, along with the following:
- Physician/Pharmacist Name;
- Practice/Office Name (if applicable);
- Maryland State License (copy);
- Practice/Office Address;
- Telephone Number;
- Fax Number; and
2. Upon verification that the requesting physician/pharmacist is in good standing with the Maryland Board of Physician Quality Assurance or Maryland Board of Pharmacy, the Maryland Coordinator for International Travel will mail an orientation packet to the requesting physician/pharmacist containing the following:
- A Letter authorizing the requesting physician to secure a Uniform Stamp for the validation of International Certificates of Vaccinations (PHS-731)
- Yellow Fever Vaccine Information Statement (VIS)
- Yellow Fever Vaccine Storage and Handling Instructions
- International Certificate of Vaccination ordering process
- Yellow Fever Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Booklet
- Department of Health & Human Services Yellow Fever Update
- Yellow Fever Questionnaire
3. Upon receipt of the orientation packet, the physician/pharmacist should have a Uniform Stamp created for the validation of International Certificates of Vaccinations per the instructions in the orientation packet.
4. The requesting physician/pharmacist should submit a letter, on the physician/pharmacist letterhead, stating “This is the medical stamp for Dr..” The letter should also include an imprint of the newly created Uniform Stamp for the validation of International Certificates of Vaccinations.
5. Upon receipt of the Uniform Stamp imprint, a letter of approval will be sent to the requesting physician/pharmacist, Sanofi Pasteur Inc. (yellow fever vaccine manufacturer), and the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authorizing the physician/pharmacist to administer yellow fever vaccine.
6. Upon receipt of the approval letter the physician/pharmacist can begin to administer yellow fever vaccine.
7. Physicians/Pharmacist designated to provide yellow fever vaccinations are required to verify their continued usage of yellow fever vaccine and the Uniform Stamp for the validation of International Certificates of Vaccinations with the Maryland Coordinator for International Travel on a biennial basis.
For more information please contact the Maryland Coordinator for International Travel at (410) 767-6679.
Mail letter to:
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Center for Immunization
201 West Preston Street, Room 318
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Attention: Maryland International Travel Coordinator
Note: If physician/pharmacist has change of address or leaves the practice, the Maryland Coordinator for International Travel must be informed in writing.