Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine use while Breastfeeding
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Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding
Summary of Use during Lactation
Data concerning the safety of Japanese encephalitis vaccine during breastfeeding are not available. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and several health professional organizations state that in general vaccines given to a nursing mother do not affect the safety of breastfeeding for mothers or infants. Therefore, breastfeeding is not a contraindication to Japanese encephalitis vaccine in mothers who require it. Breastfed infants should be vaccinated according to the routine recommended schedules.[1-4]
Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.
Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.
Effects in Breastfed Infants
Limited data indicate that breastfeeding can enhance the response of the infant to certain vaccine antigens.[1,2,5]
Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk
Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.
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Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine
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