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STAMARIL (Yellow fever vaccine)     

What is Stamaril used for?

Stamaril is a vaccine that is administered to provide protection against a serious infectious disease called yellow fever which occurs in certain areas of the world and is spread to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes. Stamaril is available for purchase at Drugstore Nigeria, an online pharmacy store in Lagos.

Is Stamaril (Yellow fever vaccine) a live vaccine?

Stamaril is a live stabilised vaccine given for active immunisation against yellow fever. Immunity for yellow fever appears 10 days after injection, lasts at least 10 years and may be life-long.

How long is the Stamaril Yellow fever vaccine valid?

Stamaril yellow fever vaccine provides at least 10 years of protection against yellow fever from around 10 days after vaccination. The duration of the protection may be lifelong.

Who should NOT take Stamaril yellow fever vaccine?

•          Infants that are younger than 6 months of age should not get the vaccine.

•          People with a severe allergy to any part of the yellow fever vaccine, including eggs, chicken proteins, or gelatin should not get the vaccine.

•          People who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

•          Has a poor or weakened immune system from illness or medical treatments such as corticosteroids or chemotherapy.

•          Those with a weakened immune system due to HIV infection.

•          People with a history of problems with the thymus gland or have had the thymus gland removed for any reason.

What is Stamaril Yellow fever vaccine Dosage?

Stamaril is administered as a single 0.5 ml dose injection by a doctor or nurse. Stamaril is usually injected under the skin but it can be given into a muscle.

Stamaril must not be injected into a blood vessel and a dose of Stamaril is expected to be at least 10 years and may be life-long.

Who should get the Stamaril yellow fever vaccine?

Stamaril yellow fever vaccine  is given to people who:

•          travel to, pass through or live in an area where yellow fever is present or may be present,

•          move to any country that requires an International Certificate of Vaccination for entry.

•          People who handle infectious materials such as laboratory workers.

What are the possible side effects of the Stamaril yellow fever vaccine?

Common side effects of Stamaril yellow fever vaccine include;

•          Injection site pain or discomfort

•          Unusual weakness

•          Muscle tenderness or weakness not caused by exercise

•          Headache

•          Fever,

•          Crying or Irritability in children

•          Drowsiness,

•          Vomiting

•          Appetite loss

Where to buy Stamaril (Yellow fever vaccine) in Nigeria?

You can purchase Stamaril at Drugstore.ng, Nigeria’s largest online pharmacy store in Lagos