Generic Name and Formulations:
Yellow fever vaccine live; for SC inj; contains sorbitol, gelatin; preservative-free;.
Sanofi Pasteur, Inc.
Indications for YF-VAX:
Yellow fever immunization.
Adults and Children:
Give at least 10 days before expected exposure; may repeat every 10yrs. <9 months: not recommended. ≥9 months: 0.5mL SC.
Infants <9 months of age. Severe egg allergy (consider skin test and desensitization; see literature). Immunodeficiency or risk of immunosuppression (eg, systemic corticosteroid therapy, chemotherapy, radiation). Thymic dysfunction.
Latex allergy. Have epinephrine (1:1000) available. Elderly (increased risk of systemic events; evaluate prior to, and monitor for at least 10 days after, vaccination). Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.
Concomitant vaccines: see literature.
Yellow fever vaccine.
Injection site reactions, rash, headache, malaise, myalgia, fever; rare neurotropic or viscerotropic disease.
Available only to Yellow Fever Vaccination Centers.