Data from FDA (Food and Drug Administration, USA) - Curated by EPG Health - Last updated 31 May 2017

Indication(s)

YF-VAX is indicated for active immunization for the prevention of yellow fever in persons 9 months of age and older in the following categories:

Persons Living in or Traveling to Endemic Areas
While the actual risk for contracting yellow fever during travel is probably low, variability of itineraries, behaviors and seasonal incidence of disease make it difficult to predict the actual risk for a given individual living in or traveling to a known endemic or epidemic area. Greater risk is associated with living in or traveling to areas of South America and Africa where yellow fever infection is officially reported at the time of travel and with traveling outside the urban areas of countries that do not officially report the disease but that lie in a yellow fever endemic zone.

Persons Travelling Internationally Through Countries with Yellow Fever
Some countries require an individual to have a valid International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) if the individual has been in countries either known or thought to harbor yellow fever virus. The certificate becomes valid 10 days after vaccination with YF-VAX. (13) (14)

Laboratory Personnel
Laboratory personnel who handle virulent yellow fever virus or concentrated preparations of the yellow fever vaccine virus strains may be at risk of exposure by direct or indirect contact or by aerosols. (14)

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Authorisation number BLA103915
Orphan designation No
Product NDC 49281-915
Date First Approved 22-05-1953
Marketing authorisation holder Sanofi Pasteur Inc.