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Yellow fever vaccine (By injection)

Yellow Fever Vaccine (YEL-oh FEE-ver VAX-een)

Prevents yellow fever.

Brand Name(s):

YF-VAX

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not receive this vaccine if you have had an allergic reaction to eggs, egg products, chicken proteins, or gelatin. This vaccine should not be given to infants younger than 9 months of age. You should not receive this vaccine shot if you have a serious illness with fever or diseases that weaken your immune system (such as AIDS, cancer, leukemia, lymphoma, or thymic disease). Do not breastfeed while you are using this medicine.

How to Use This Medicine:

Injectable

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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