How long to wait between HBV vaccination and other vaccinations?

Hi everyone,

Please is it safe to get vaccinated for yellow fever or other vaccines one week after HBV vaccine. I read about vaccine vaccine interactions. Please what timing is ideal for spacing between Hepatitis B vaccine and yellow fever vaccine.

Thanks for your question @Chisomcharles198. Probably @MarkDouglas might be the best person to answer this.


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There is no need to space these out. As stated in the Australian Vaccination handbook: “Children and adults can receive yellow fever vaccine at any time before or after, or with, inactivated vaccines and oral live vaccines relevant to travel (such as cholera and typhoid).”
The only issue arises with other live vaccines like Japanese encephalitis, BCG, varicella-Zoster. These should be given either on the same day as Yellow Fever, or else 4 weeks apart.
Hepatitis B is not a live vaccine as it is just recombinant protein, so can be given whenever is convenient.
Best wishes,
Mark (Mark Douglas, Infectious Diseases specialist)


What is yellow fever

Hi @NeptuneJ below is a short definition to your question about Yellow Fever and a good resource is the CDC at Yellow Fever
" Yellow fever is a disease caused by a virus that is spread through mosquito bites . Symptoms take 3–6 days to develop and include fever, chills, headache, backache, and muscle aches. About 15% of people who get yellow fever develop serious illness that can lead to bleeding, shock, organ failure, and sometimes death."
Why are you asking? Just curious … always, Joan

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Just saw the post above. And saw the mentioning of a vaccine. I be never heard of it before and having 3 kids, I ve heard and read about most vaccines required for schools.

Maybe not common in United States?

Hi @Neptune, you’re right, yellow fever is NOT common in the U.S. For Americans, we’re required to get it when traveling to certain international countries. But yes, fortunately that is one viral infection we don’t have to worry about here!! Always, Joan

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Thank you so much for your kind response, I am so grateful.

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