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

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Question about Yellow Fever Vaccine & Vitiligo

Q: I have read on the government website that Yellow Fever vaccination should not be given in 'immune diseases'. My son has Vitiligo & I am worried that this may be a problem for giving him Yellow Fever Vaccine.
A: There is no problem in giving Yellow Fever Vaccine to a person with Vitiligo. Vitiligo is an auto immune condition, and giving this vaccine is not going to be a contraindication. Yellow Fever vaccine is a live vaccine, and hence it is NOT recommended if the person has severe immuno-deficiency (very low immunity). There is no issue in giving yellow fever vaccine for people who have auto-immune diseases (like vitiligo). 

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