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Yellow fever is a potentially deadly viral infection that is transmitted by mosquitoes. The most effective way to prevent yellow fever is through vaccination. The yellow fever vaccine is one of the oldest and safest vaccines available and is a highly effective way to protect against the disease.
The yellow fever vaccine was first developed in 1937 by Max Theiler, a South African virologist. It was the first vaccine ever to be developed using a live virus. Theiler was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1951 for his work.
The yellow fever vaccine contains a live, weakened strain of the virus. When the vaccine is injected into the body, the weakened virus stimulates the immune system to produce antibodies against the virus. These antibodies remain in the body for life and protect against yellow fever if a person is exposed to the virus.
The yellow fever vaccine is usually given as a single dose injection in the upper arm. The vaccine is approved for use in people over nine months of age.
The yellow fever vaccine is highly effective, providing up to 99% protection against the yellow fever virus. Protection begins within 10 days and lasts for at least 10 years.
The yellow fever vaccine is generally well tolerated, but some people may experience mild side effects such as fever, headache, muscle aches, and fatigue. Severe reactions are rare.
The yellow fever vaccine is an effective and safe way to prevent yellow fever and its potentially serious complications. The vaccine is recommended for people traveling to areas where yellow fever is endemic.