14 Jun 2016

Febrile illness

General vaccine guidance from Public Health England states that minor illnesses without fever or systemic upset are not valid reasons to postpone immunisation Febrile illness

General vaccine guidance from Public Health England states that minor illnesses without fever or systemic upset are not valid reasons to postpone immunisation [1]. However, if an individual is acutely unwell, immunisation may be postponed until they have fully recovered. This is to avoid wrongly attributing any new symptom or the progression of symptoms to the vaccine [1].

The Stamaril Summary of Product Characteristics in the UK lists moderate or severe febrile illness or acute illness as contraindications to the YF vaccine [2].

Infants under 9 months of age

The risk of yellow fever vaccine-associated encephalitis is higher in infants under nine months of age Read more

Pre-conception, pregnant women and breastfeeding

Each situation should be evaluated on a case by case basis, a comprehensive risk assessment should be performed, and women should be encouraged to mak Read more

Individuals aged 60 years and older

Age alone is not considered a contraindication to YF vaccination, and vaccination can be given to those aged 60 years and older following risk assessm Read more

Off-site administration

Off-site administration policy for designated Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres (YFVCs) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland Read more
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