oa Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection - Safety and tolerability of yellow fever vaccines : review

Volume 27, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-8782
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1084



Yellow fever is a non-contagious, viral, multi-system syndrome, that causes an estimated 200 000 human infections annually, and has a high fatality rate. Yellow fever vaccination is one of the main methods of primary prevention. Although the yellow fever vaccine is largely considered to be safe, adverse events, which are sometimes life-threatening, can occur. This article explores the safety and tolerability of yellow fever vaccines.

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