What is the Measles?
Measles is one of the leading killers of children whose deaths could have been prevented by being vaccinated. There have been about 157,700 people who have died from measles in 2011, according to the World Health Organization.
Unfortunately, there is a shortage of the yellow fever vaccine across the world. A shortage of the vaccine can affect those who are in need, that is why it’s important to know where to find a local designated yellow fever center before you travel to affected areas.
The manufacturer of yellow fever vaccine (YF-Vax), Sanofi Pasteur (Swiftwater, PA), has informed CDC that supplies of all preparations of YF-Vax are limited. Unfortunately, ordering restrictions have been implemented. Health care providers cannot place orders for yellow fever vaccine online.
A customer service representative will work with them to determine how many doses can be shipped and which vial sizes to shop. Yellow fever vaccine doses will be prioritized for patients who are traveling to the infected areas.