18 April, 2010

Yellow fever vaccine

1) Vaccine          : live attenuated vaccine 
2) Trade name   : YF-VAX®
3) Manufacture : Sanofi Pasteur
4) Dosage, administration : reconstitute immediately before use with the sterile diluent provided 
------------------------------------- (Sodium Chloride Injection USP – contains no preservative).
-------------------------------------- a single subcutaneous injection of 0.5 mL.
5) Booster Doses  : Recommend every 10 years. Some studies suggests that yellow fever vaccine 
----------------------------immunity persists for at least 30 to 35 years and probably for life.
6) Indication         :  1) 9 months of age and older, because of the risk of encephalitis. 
-------------      - ----2) older than 65 year, if vaccinated, elderly persons should be carefully 
--------------  --     ---------monitored for adverse events for 10 days post-vaccination.

7) Contraindications:  1) as in the same of other live vaccines.
--------------------------2) infants less than 9 months of age. 
8) The certificate of Yellow fever vaccination: countries of sub-sahara Africa and south 
----America may be required. Must be ask the the destination country’s embassy or consulate.
-------------------     --------Examples: a) Accra, Ghana
--------------------     ---------------------b) Monrovia, Liberia
-------------------     ----------------------c) Konakry, Guinea

Countries that require proof of yellow fever vaccination for all arriving travelers

Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic,
Congo, Repubic of the Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, French Guiana,
Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone,

※ Country requirements for yellow fever vaccination are subject to change at any time;
---- therefore, CDC encourages travelers to check with the destination country’s embassy
---- or consulate before departure.

References → Traveler's Health( Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Any questions:    write to      Keiji Hagiwara, MD
---------------------------------Kami-Ube Pediatric Clinic,
---------------------------------Ube 755-0097, Japan