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Friday, December 25, 2015

How long should a woman wait to conceive after receiving a yellow fever vaccination?

Q: We are recently married, and traveling to Sudan. We are interested in starting a family soon. When can my wife safely become pregnant after taking the Yellow fever vaccination?

A: This is what the CDC says ....
Yellow fever vaccination has not been known to cause any birth defects when given to pregnant women. Yellow fever vaccine has been given to many pregnant women without any apparent adverse effects on the fetus. However, since yellow fever vaccine is a live virus vaccine, it poses a theoretical risk. While a two week delay between yellow fever vaccination and conception is probably adequate, a one month delay has been advocated as a more conservative approach. If a woman is inadvertently or of necessity vaccinated during pregnancy, she is unlikely to have any problems from the vaccine and her baby is very likely to be born healthy.