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Posted by: Golly | 2004/11/24

Pregnancy and vaccinations

Gynaedoc,

Could you tell me if it is possible to have yellow fever vaccination when pregnant? Does it pose a risk to the baby?

How long does a yellow fever vaccination last ? Is it a once-off vaccination lasting the rest of your life or do you need boosters?

Thank you!

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Because yellow fever vaccine contains live virus, it should not in general be given to children under 9 months of age, pregnant women, and immunosuppressed individuals, such as those with AIDS or cancer patients receiving immunosuppressive medications. These individuals should avoid traveling to areas where yellow fever is actively transmitted.
They are not life long. Boosters are necessary.

Best wishes

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