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Yellow Fever vaccine

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 Yellow Fever vaccine shortage

The nation is currently under a Yellow Fever vaccine (YFVAX) shortage that is expected to last until mid-2018. Garfield County Public Health no longer has YFVAX available.

Please keep in mind that international travelers need to obtain the Yellow Fever vaccine at least 10 days prior to traveling.
At this time, patients will need to travel to the Denver area to obtain a Yellow Fever vaccine. In Denver, they will be offered Stamaril Yellow Fever vaccine.

Please find updated information about the Yellow Fever vaccine shortage and Stamaril Yellow Fever Vaccine below.

Stamaril Yellow Fever vaccine

Sanofi Pasteur, the manufacturer of the only yellow fever vaccine (YF-VAX) licensed in the United States, has announced that its stock of YF-VAX is totally depleted as of July 24, 2017.

YF-VAX for civilian use will be unavailable for ordering from Sanofi Pasteur until mid-2018, when its new manufacturing facility is expected to be completed. However, YF-VAX might be available at some clinics for several months, until remaining supplies at those sites are exhausted. In anticipation of this temporary total depletion, in 2016, Sanofi Pasteur submitted an expanded access investigational new drug application to the Food and Drug Administration to allow for importation and use of Stamaril.

The Food and Drug Administration accepted Sanofi Pasteur’s application in October 2016. Manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur in France, Stamaril is not licensed in the United States, but is licensed and distributed in approximately 70 countries, and has comparable efficacy and safety to YF-VAX. During the interim period until YF-VAX is available again for use in the United States, Stamaril will be available in a limited number of designated clinics, selected to provide access to vaccine in U.S. states and certain territories.

Clinicians and travelers can find clinics offering Stamaril vaccine and those clinics that might have remaining doses of YF-VAX online. Consideration will be given to adding more clinics if critical gaps in vaccine access are identified. CDC and Sanofi Pasteur continue to collaborate on contingency planning to address this situation.

Stamaril Yellow Fever vaccine sites in Colorado

University of Colorado Hospital
1635 Aurora Ct., B163, Rm 7127
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: 720-848-0000

Kaiser Permanente Colorado
5555 E Arapahoe Rd
Centennial, CO 80122
Phone: 303-831-3133

El Paso County Public Health
1675 W. Garden of the Gods Rd., Ste. 2044
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Phone: 719-578-3236

Global Travel Health
4545 E 9th Ave, Suite 120
Denver, CO 80220
Phone: 303-468-6986

Denver Health & Hospital Authority
Dept Of Denver Public Health Immunizations
605 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: 303-602-3520

Kaiser Permanente Colorado
1375 E. 20th Ave
Denver, CO 80205
Phone: 303-861-3133

Passport Health of Colorado
405 Urban St, Suite 320
Lakewood, CO 80228
Phone: 303-442-8728

Public Health - Rifle
195 West 14th Street
Rifle, CO 81650
Email Public Health

970-625-5200 | phone
970-625-4804 | fax

  Public Health - Glenwood Springs
2014 Blake Avenue
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Email Public Health

970-945-6614 | phone
970-947-0155 | fax

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