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Yellow fever vaccine Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Yellow fever vaccine is also known as: YF-Vax

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Yellow fever vaccine Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of yellow fever vaccine into human milk. There have been no reports of viral transmission to, or adverse events in nursing infants. However, there is a theoretical risk of transmission of the 17D virus to breast-feeding infants, which could result in encephalitis. The manufacturer states that nursing mothers may be vaccinated if travel to high-risk areas cannot be avoided or postponed. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) consider the administration of live virus vaccines compatible with breast-feeding. However, it should be remembered that neonates are too young to be vaccinated and will not be protected against infection.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. YF-Vax (yellow fever vaccine)." Connaught, Swiftwater, PA.
  2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ.. "Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 6th ed." Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (2002):
  3. CDC. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Infectious Diseases Travelor's Health "Pregnancy, breast-feeding, and travel: factors affecting the decision to travel. Available from: URL: http://www.cdc.gov/travel/pregnant.htm." ([2003 Jul 17]):

References for breastfeeding information

  1. CDC. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Infectious Diseases Travelor's Health "Pregnancy, breast-feeding, and travel: factors affecting the decision to travel. Available from: URL: http://www.cdc.gov/travel/pregnant.htm." ([2003 Jul 17]):
  2. "Product Information. YF-Vax (yellow fever vaccine)." Connaught, Swiftwater, PA.

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