- It is used to prevent yellow fever.
- If your child has an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If your child has an infection or an illness with a fever.
- If your child has a weak immune system.
- If your child is taking any drugs to suppress the immune system. This may be certain doses of steroids like prednisone. There are many drugs that can suppress the immune system. Ask your child’s doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
- If your child is younger than 9 months of age. Do not give this vaccine to a child younger than 9 months of age.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that your child is using this drug.
- If your child is allergic to eggs, talk with doctor.
- If your child has a latex allergy, talk with the doctor.
- This drug may not protect all people who use it. Talk with the doctor.
If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Feeling confused.
- Not able to move face muscles as much.
- A burning, numbness, or tingling feeling that is not normal.
- Trouble controlling body movements.
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
- A health problem that may lead to very bad organ problems has rarely happened with this vaccine. Call the doctor right away if your child has very bad muscle pain or headache, feels very tired or weak, or has trouble breathing. Call the doctor right away if your child has signs of liver problems like dark urine, not hungry, stomach pain, light-colored stools, or yellow skin or eyes. Call the doctor right away if your child has any bruising or bleeding or signs of kidney problems like not able to pass urine or change in how much urine is passed.
- Muscle pain.
- Feeling tired or weak.
- Redness or swelling where the shot is given.
- Pain where the shot was given.
- It is given as a shot into the fatty part of the skin.
- Call your child’s doctor to find out what to do.
- This drug will be given to your child in a hospital or doctor’s office. You will not store it at home.
- If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
- Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________. After 5:00 pm, during the weekend, and on holidays, please call____________________. If there’s no number listed, or you’re not sure, call 212-639-2000.
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