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Yellow fever vaccination. Can an infant take it in order to travel? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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Doctor:Good afternoon
User:I think we spoke the day before as well :)
User:I had asked a query on my 1.5 month old daughter ...
Doctor:I remember
Doctor:Please tell me
User:this time again, its relating to my daughter. Can she take the yellow Fever vaccination to travel to Africa /
User:am planning to take my wife and kid along with me, since im travelling on work for about 3 months to Africa
Doctor:It is too early for your daughter to take the vaccine now
Doctor:It is usually given after 9 months of age
User:its mandatory for all travellers to get this vaccination prior to the travel. But im not sure about getting the vaccination since she is not yet 6 months of age
Doctor:it is mandatory for all travelers to take it there any other alternative?
Doctor:However, babies less than 9 months are not advised it
Doctor:there is no other alternative
Doctor:You can get her vaccinated after 9 months
User:hmmm.. so would it be fine to take her to africca without vaccination?
Doctor:It is not advised either
Doctor:Africa is high endemic area for yellow fever
User:so there are chances of her getting infected there...
Doctor:Yes, the chances are pretty high
Doctor:especially infants are more prone to develop it
User:ok ...
User:thank you
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Is there anything else I may help you with?
User:not at the moment ...
Doctor:How is she otherwise?
User:she has picked up.. sleeping well from yesterday and feeding better
User:are you consulting somewhere in bangalore?
Doctor:No, not at the moment
Doctor:Good to know that she is doing good
Doctor:I am glad
User:thanks :)
Doctor:Take care then
Doctor:Bye for now
User:you too, bbye
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