Yellow Fever Vaccine Provider
Yellow Fever Vaccine (YF-Vax) Supply and Provider Certification
The Florida Department of Health, Immunization Section is sharing an important announcement regarding yellow fever vaccine (YF-Vax) supply and provider certification.
Sanofi Pasteur, the manufacturer of the only yellow fever vaccine licensed in the United States (YF-Vax), has announced that YF-Vax will be unavailable from mid-2017 through mid-2018, as they transition to a new production facility. To provide access to Yellow fever vaccine for US travelers, Sanofi Pasteur has coordinated with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other stakeholders on a contingency plan. They have been granted approval by FDA to distribute Stamaril yellow fever vaccine in the United States during the YF-Vax shortage. Also, produced by Sanofi Pasteur, Stamaril is licensed and marketed in more than 70 countries outside the United States. Stamaril has been used in other countries for decades and is comparable in safety and efficacy to YF-Vax.
Stamaril will be distributed through an Expanded Access Investigational New Drug (IND) protocol at designated clinical sites, located across the country. In order to meet the requirements of the IND program, Sanofi Pasteur can provide Stamaril to only a limited number of clinics, which were selected based on quantity of yellow fever vaccine administered. Once YF-Vax is no longer available, health care providers and consumers can visit the CDC yellow fever vaccination clinic search page (wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellow-fever-vaccination-clinics/search) to find a clinic offering Stamaril.
Because of the vaccine supply shortage and limited number of IND providers, there is a moratorium of certifying new yellow fever vaccine providers. The Florida Department of Health, Immunization Section has issued a moratorium and will not be processing any new applications to certify any new yellow fever vaccine providers.
Yellow fever vaccine providers seeking more information may contact Sanofi Pasteur at 1-800-VACCINE (1-800-822-2463).
Thank you for your patience and support throughout this process. We will continue to communicate any updates as developments warrant. Additional information is available at wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/news-announcements/yellow-fever-vaccine-access.