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Monday, July 7, 2014

URGENT - Child from Nigeria in India having biliary atresia - 1 year age to undergo liver transplant - when to give YF vaccine?

A 1 year old baby from nigeria has come to Indian for Liver Transplant for Biliary Atresia.
How soon after YF vaccine can we do the Liver transplant?

According to this source
you should give any live vaccine at least 1 month for all live vaccines, and since YF vaccine is a live one, I would recommend giving the vaccine 1 month before the liver transplant.
As far as vaccination after a solid organ transplant, generally all KILLED vaccines can be restarted after 3-6 months of the procedure. Live vaccines are NOT recommended after solid organ transplantation as per the above mentioned reference

Gaurav Gupta, MD, TravelSafe Clinics, India

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