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How many years does the yellow fever vaccine last?

How many years does the yellow fever vaccine last?

10yrs: Yellow fever vaccine certificate is valid beginning 10 days after administration up to 10yrs. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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Treating a Fever (Checklist)

Don't panic! Most fevers is uncomfortable, but harmless.
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Take the appropriate dose of acetaminophen or ibuprofen
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Try cool compresses -- they may be soothing
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See your doctor if your fever is higher than 102 for more than 2 days
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Does the yellow fever vaccine have any side effects?

Does the yellow fever vaccine have any side effects?

Potentially: 1 in 4 people has a mild reaction to yellow fever vaccine. The sxs may include redness, soreness or swelling in the shot site as well as fever. Severe allergic reactions impact 1 in 55, 000 people. Severe illness w organ failure occurs in 1 in 250, 000 ; serious nervous system rxn in 1 in 125, 000. The alternative is possibly getting yellow fever virus which usually requires hospitalization. Of > ...Read more

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If I am traveling end of february, when should I get yellow fever vaccine?

If I am traveling end of february,   when should I get yellow fever vaccine?

Yellow fever: It generally takes about 2 weeks or more to build up antibodies following immunization, and therefore you should get your vaccine immediately. Good luck and have a great trip. By the way, there is some evidence that yellow fever vaccine may modulate the course of chicungunya virus infection as well. ...Read more

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Managing Hay Fever (Checklist)

Avoid heavy pollen areas
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Use air conditioners during pollen season
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If necessary, use a non-sedating antihistamine
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How often do people get yellow fever vaccines?

How often do people get yellow fever vaccines?

Lasts 10yr: The product available in the us is expected to provide protection for 10 yrs. See :wwwn.Cdc.Gov/travel/default.Aspx. ...Read more

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Is it okay to get the yellow fever vaccine if you are suck with a cold?

Is it okay to get the yellow fever vaccine if you are suck with a cold?

YF-vax: Per manufacture: "Vaccination should be postponed in case of an acute or febrile disease; a disease with low-grade fever is usually not a reason to postpone vaccination." ...Read more

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Where I get yellow fever vaccine?

Where I get yellow fever vaccine?

Travel clinic: If you are travelling, and need the yellow fever vaccine, i would try to find a local travel clinic. Often, the larger university hospital's have these. ...Read more

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Where can I get yellow fever vaccine?

Where can I get yellow fever vaccine?

A travel clinic: These clinics should have the 17d live, attenuated yellow fever vaccine which is used for some traveling in tropical areas of subsaharan africa and south america. ...Read more

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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more


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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more