We are NOT authorized by Govt of India for Yellow Fever Vaccination

Friday, September 13, 2013

FAQ on Yellow Fever vaccination during pregnancy

Question: My wife is 6 months pregnant and we are traveling to Ethiopia, should she take the Yellow Fever Vaccine ?
Ans. Pregnancy is NOT a contraindication for Yellow Fever Vaccination, but is a precaution.
Given that Yellow Fever cases have been recently reported from Ethiopia, I would suggest that the vaccination for Yellow Fever may be given in this situation after counseling that it is not likely to cause any problems at this stage of pregnancy. 
Alternatively, you can take the vaccination in Ethiopia after the delivery of the baby, but it is preferable to wait for at least 4 months if the mother is breastfeeding the baby in this situation.
You can contact the Travel health experts at TravelSafe Clinic for a medical waiver in this case.

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