yellow fever vaccine (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (YF-Vax)?
Contact your doctor if you will miss a booster dose or if you get behind schedule. The next dose should be given as soon as possible. There is no need to start over.
Be sure you receive all recommended doses of this vaccine. If you do not receive the full series of vaccines, you may not be fully protected against the disease.
What happens if I overdose (YF-Vax)?
An overdose of this vaccine is unlikely to occur.
What should I avoid before or after receiving this vaccine (YF-Vax)?
Do not receive a "live" vaccine such as measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), oral polio, or varicella (chickenpox) for at least 4 weeks after you have received the yellow fever vaccine. The other live vaccine may not work as well during this time, and may not fully protect you from disease.
What other drugs will affect yellow fever vaccine (YF-Vax)?
Before receiving this vaccine, tell the doctor about all other vaccines you have recently received.
Also tell the doctor if you have recently received drugs or treatments that can weaken the immune system, including:
If you are using any of these medications, you may not be able to receive the vaccine, or may need to wait until the other treatments are finished.
There may be other drugs that can affect this vaccine. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you have received. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist may have information about this vaccine written for health professionals that you may read. You may also find additional information from your local health department or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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