Yellow Fever Vaccine
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STAMARiL is a live, attenuated vaccine indicated for active immunization against yellow fever.
Stamaril Vaccine is medicine given to individuals 9
months and older for prevention of yellow fever. It is recommended for
individuals living in or traveling to endemic areas.
Yellow fever is an infection caused by a virus spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes. Stamaril Vaccine works by causing the body to produce its own protection (antibodies) against the virus, provides effective immunity within 10 days for 80-100% of people vaccinated and within 30 days for more than 99% of people vaccinated. This vaccine is generally recommended for individuals who are traveling to areas where this infection is common. However, while traveling, use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and pants, treat clothing and gear, and get vaccinated before traveling, if vaccination is recommended for you.
How is Stamaril given?
It is preferable that the vaccine is injected by the subcutaneous route. Intramuscular injection may be performed if this is in accordance with applicable official recommendations.
For intramuscular use the recommended injection sites are the anterolateral aspect of the thigh in children less than 12 months of age, the anterolateral aspect of the thigh (or the deltoid muscle if muscle mass is adequate) in children 12 months through 35 months of age or the deltoid muscle in children from 36 months of age onwards and adults.
DO NOT INJECT INTRAVASCULARLY.
The duration of protection following administration of one single 0.5 mL dose of STAMARIL is expected to be at least 10 years and may be life-long. In accordance with WHO advice and International Health Regulations, the validity of a certificate of vaccination against yellow fever shall extend for the life of the person vaccinated. However, re-vaccination with one dose of 0.5 mL may be needed in individuals who had an insufficient immune response after their primary vaccination if they continue to be at risk for yellow fever virus infection. Revaccination may also be required, depending on official recommendations of local Health Authorities.
Common Side Effects
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
Loss of appetite
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Stamaril Vaccine.
Pregnancy (Consult your doctor)
Stamaril Vaccine may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding (Caution)
Stamaril Vaccine should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Driving (Consult your doctor)
It is not known whether Stamaril Vaccine alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney (Safe if prescribed)
Stamaril Vaccine is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Stamaril Vaccine may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver (Safe if prescribed)
Stamaril Vaccine is probably safe to use in
patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose
adjustment of Stamaril Vaccine may not be needed in these patients. Please
consult your doctor.