Yellow fever vaccine: WHO position on the use of fractional doses

WHO Position paper
Yellow fever
Multiple regions
Original Title
Yellow fever vaccine: WHO position on the use of fractional doses
Author
WHO
Topics
recommendation
Sources
WHO/WER Weekly Epidemiological Record
Publication Year
2017

Abstract

The current WHO position on the use of yellow fever (YF) vaccine is set out in the 2013 WHO position paper on vaccines and vaccination against YF and those recommendations are unchanged. This addendum to the 2013 position paper pertains specifically to use of fractional dose YF (fYF) vaccination in the context of YF vaccine supply shortages beyond the capacity of the global stockpile. Recommendations on the use of fractional dose YF vaccine were discussed by SAGE in October 2016. 

Evidence presented at the meeting can be accessed at http://www.who.int/immunization/sage/ meetings/2016/october/en/.

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