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Yellow Fever Vaccine

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Yellow Fever Vaccine


YF-VAX®, Yellow Fever Vaccine, for subcutaneous use, is prepared by culturing the 17D-204 strain of yellow fever virus in living avian leukosis virus-free (ALV-free) chicken embryos. The vaccine contains sorbitol and gelatin as a stabilizer, is lyophilized, and is hermetically sealed under nitrogen. No preservative is added. Each vial of vaccine is supplied with a separate vial of sterile diluent, which contains Sodium Chloride Injection USP - without a preservative. YF-VAX is formulated to contain not less than 4.74 log10 plaque forming units (PFU) per 0.5 mL dose throughout the life of the product. Before reconstitution, YF-VAX is a pinkish color. After reconstitution, YFVAX is a slight pink-brown suspension.

The vial stoppers for YF-VAX and diluent are not made with natural rubber latex.

What are the possible side effects of yellow fever vaccine (YF-Vax)?

You should not receive a booster vaccine if you had a life-threatening allergic reaction after the first vaccine.

Keep track of any and all side effects you have after receiving this vaccine (for up to 30 days after the shot). If you ever need to receive a booster dose, you will need to tell the doctor if the previous dose caused any side effects.

Becoming infected with yellow fever is much more dangerous to your health than receiving the vaccine to protect against it. Like any medicine, this vaccine can cause side effects, but the risk of serious side effects is...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 11/3/2016
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