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Generic Name and Formulations:

Yellow fever vaccine live; for SC inj; contains sorbitol, gelatin; preservative-free;.

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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.

Pharmacological Class:

Yellow fever vaccine.

Adverse Reactions:

Injection site reactions, rash, headache, malaise, myalgia, fever; rare neurotropic or viscerotropic disease.

How Supplied:

Available only to Yellow Fever Vaccination Centers.