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CDC: Yellow fever vaccine supply to be depleted in US by mid-2017

April 28, 2017

Read the Perspective from Rebecca Katz, PhD, MPH

The CDC announced today that it is anticipating a complete depletion of the U.S. supply of YF-VAX — the only yellow fever vaccine licensed in the United States — by mid-2017.

In response, the CDC is collaborating with the vaccine’s manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur, to distribute limited quantities of another yellow fever vaccine, Stamaril (Sanofi Pasteur France), that is not licensed in the U.S. However, the number of sites that will offer the vaccine will be significantly less than the number of sites that usually distribute YF-VAX.

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CDC: Yellow fever vaccine supply to be depleted in US by mid-2017

April 28, 2017
The CDC announced today that it is anticipating a complete depletion of the U.S. supply of YF-VAX — the only yellow fever vaccine licensed in…

US- and foreign-born teens show comparable vaccination rates

April 28, 2017
ATLANTA — Teenagers who were born in a country other than the United States were shown to have comparable vaccination coverage rates when

Meeting News Coverage

Pertussis incidence highest among infants younger than 2 months

April 27, 2017
ATLANTA — Research presented at the 2017 Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference demonstrates that the age group most severely affected by

Meeting News

Haiti still prone to cholera despite increased access to improved water sources

April 27, 2017
ATLANTA — More than 7 years after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake set the stage for a cholera outbreak in Haiti, people in the resource-poor West…

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