Dengue Vaccination: Information for Healthcare Professionals

Sanofi-Pasteur will stop manufacturing its dengue vaccine for children. The manufacturer is discontinuing the vaccine citing a lack of demand in the global market to continue production of this vaccine. CDC, in collaboration with the Puerto Rico Department of Health, will continue alerting health professionals about the discontinuation of Dengvaxia and the use of this vaccine as recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Dengvaxia is safe and effective when administered as recommended. There are two other dengue vaccines either approved or in late stages of development. However, they are not currently available in the United States. People can continue to protect themselves and their families from dengue by preventing mosquito bites and controlling mosquitoes in and around their homes.

The dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, helps protect against all four types of dengue virus, DENV-1-4. It will not prevent all cases.

Dengue Vaccine Recommendations
About the Dengue Vaccine
Storage and Handling for Dengue Vaccine
Administering the Dengue Vaccine
Dengue Vaccine Resources
You Call the Shots
You call the shots (YCTS)

You Call the Shots is an interactive, web-based immunization training course. It consists of modules that discuss vaccine-preventable diseases and explain the latest recommendations for vaccine use. Each module provides learning opportunities, self-test practice questions, reference and resource materials, and an extensive glossary.