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SASTM Newsflash - Yellow fever 10 year booster dose

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Yellow fever 10 year booster dose

 

On 17 May, 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization (SAGE) concluded  that a ‘booster’ dose of yellow fever (YF) vaccine, ten years after a primary dose, is not necessary. This was forwarded to the WHO for consideration.

 

The South African Department of Health has as yet not received notification from the World Health Organization regarding the change of yellow fever vaccine protocol.

 

The yellow fever vaccine certificate validity therefore remains for 10 years.

 

If any further information comes to hand a further Newsflash will be distributed.

 


 

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