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offshorebirder posted a topic in Trip Planning"U.S. health officials on Friday warned of a new complication in the fight to contain mosquito-borne viruses spreading around the world: The country's supply of yellow fever vaccine is dwindling and will likely be completely gone by this summer — with no way to make more because of a manufacturing problem." ... "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Marty Cetron said the CDC has been collaborating with the Food and Drug Administration and Sanofi Pasteur, which makes the vaccine, to address the shortage by expanding access to a different type of yellow fever vaccine that will be imported from France. That vaccine, Stamaril, is considered investigational and is unlicensed in the United States but is registered in more than 70 other countries and is believed to have a comparable safety and efficacy profile to the one currently in use in the United States." ... "The main issue for consumers will be that the number of clinics offering the new yellow fever vaccine will be greatly reduced, from about 4,000 to 250, because of the increased complexity of monitoring and data gathering through the expanded access program, which is similar to a clinical trial." "“People who are accustomed to doing things at the last minute should know it may take longer to assure they can get to the right clinic. They should plan ahead,” Cetron said." https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/04/28/u-s-yellow-fever-vaccine-supply-will-be-gone-by-this-summer-but-cdc-has-a-plan/
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