Yellow fever vaccination for immunocompromised travellers: unjustified vaccination hesitancy?

Journal of Travel Medicine
Volume 26, Issue 6, 2019
https://academic.oup.com/jtm/issue/26/6

 

Perspectives
Yellow fever vaccination for immunocompromised travellers: unjustified vaccination hesitancy?
Wesley de Jong, MD, Rob A de Man, MD PhD, Virgil A S H Dalm, MD PhD, Chantal B E M Reusken, PhD, Marco Goeijenbier, MD PhD
Journal of Travel Medicine, Volume 26, Issue 6, 2019, taz015, https://doi.org/10.1093/jtm/taz015
Improved quality of life in immunocompromised patients opens travel opportunities, but administering the yellow fever (YF) vaccine is often contraindicated. We advocate re-evaluating this position for immunocompromised patients who travel frequently or who are migrating to regions in which YF is endemic.