Yellow Fever Vaccine
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Yf-Vax Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is yellow fever vaccine (Yf-Vax)?
- What are the possible side effects of yellow fever vaccine (Yf-Vax)?
- What is the most important information I should know about yellow fever vaccine (Yf-Vax)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving yellow fever vaccine (Yf-Vax)?
- How is yellow fever vaccine given (Yf-Vax)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Yf-Vax)?
- What happens if I overdose (Yf-Vax)?
- What should I avoid before or after receiving yellow fever vaccine (Yf-Vax)?
- What other drugs will affect yellow fever vaccine (Yf-Vax)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Yf-Vax)?
Talk with your doctor if you are receiving this vaccine less than 10 days prior to your arrival in an area where you may be exposed to the yellow fever virus.
Be sure you receive a booster dose of yellow fever vaccine every 10 years if you continue to travel or live in areas where yellow fever is common. If you do not receive the vaccine every 10 years, you may not be fully protected against the disease.
What happens if I overdose (Yf-Vax)?
An overdose of this vaccine is unlikely to occur.
What should I avoid before or after receiving yellow fever vaccine (Yf-Vax)?
Do not receive another "live" vaccine for at least 4 weeks after you have received the yellow fever vaccine. Live vaccines may not work as well during this time, and may not fully protect you from disease. Live vaccines include measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), oral polio, rotavirus, smallpox, typhoid, yellow fever, varicella (chickenpox), H1N1 influenza, and nasal flu vaccine.
What other drugs will affect yellow fever vaccine (Yf-Vax)?
Before receiving this vaccine, tell the doctor about all other vaccines you have recently received.
If you are using any of these medications, you may not be able to receive the vaccine, or may need to wait until the other treatments are finished.:
- an oral, nasal, inhaled, or injectable steroid medicine;
- medications to treat psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, or other autoimmune disorders; or
- medicines to treat or prevent organ transplant rejection.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with this vaccine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over the counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about this vaccine. Additional information is available from your local health department or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Yf-Vax Information
- Yf-Vax Drug Interactions Center: yellow fever vaccine live (pf) subq
- Yf-Vax Side Effects Center
- Yf-Vax FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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