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Yellow Fever Vaccine

Reason for the Shortage

    • Sanofi Pasteur has YF-Vax available. Sanofi Pasteur states the shortage of YF-Vax was due to production delays. [1]
    • Additional information on the yellow fever vaccine is available at

Available Products

    • YF-Vax subcutaneous powder for suspension for injection, Sanofi Pasteur, Single-dose vial with diluent, 5 count, NDC 49281-0915-01

Implications for Patient Care

    • Yellow fever vaccine must be used within 1 hour of reconstitution. Practitioners should consider scheduling several patients for immunization simultaneously to conserve use of YF-Vax 5-dose vials.[2]

Alternative Agents & Management

    • Information on countries that require yellow fever vaccination can be found at


    1. Sanofi Pasteur, Customer Service (personal communication and website). November 24 and December 15, 2015; January 13, February 3, March 22, April 18, May 31, July 20, September 27, and November 29, 2016; January 31, March 27, June 27, August 29, November 1, December 15, 2017; February 7, April 11, June 11, August 1, October 25, 2018; and January 30, April 15 and 26, July 9, October 9, November 11, December 18, 2019; January 14, April 16, June 30, September 3, December 23, 2020; and May 21, 2021.
    2. Yellow Fever Vaccine (YF-Vax). Product information. Swiftwater, PA: Sanofi Pasteur, 2014 March.


Updated May 21, 2021 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created November 24, 2015 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2021, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.



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