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History, Epidemiology, and Vaccination Information

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Yellow Fever Vaccines

Administration

Things to Consider

Adverse Events

Monitoring Patients

Contraindications/Precautions

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity Reactions

Infants younger than 6 months

Immunocompromising Conditions

Case: Immunosuppression

Thymus Disorder

Case: Thymus Disorder

Precautions

Asymptomatic HIV Infection-1

Asymptomatic HIV Infection-2

Case: Asymptomatic HIV Infection

Pregnancy

Case: Pregnancy

Breastfeeding

Case: Breastfeeding

Adults aged 60 years and older

Infants aged 6-8 months

Question 3

Question 4

Precautions

Yellow fever vaccination should be avoided when a person has a condition that might increase the risk for a serious adverse reaction, or a condition that might compromise the ability of the vaccine to produce immunity. Vaccination can be considered in these situations if travel to an endemic area is unavoidable and the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks. Note that the ACIP considers moderate to severe illness, with or without fever, as a precaution to administration of all vaccines.

   

 Precautions to yellow fever vaccine administration are

         Asymptomatic HIV infection with moderately decreased CD4+ counts

         Pregnancy

         Breastfeeding

         Adults aged 60 years and older

         Infants aged 6–8 months

For specific guidance in these situations, follow the recommendations of the ACIP, or contact your state health department. Vaccination recommendations also are available at 1-800-CDC-INFO.

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