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06 Feb 2004

Yellow fever, malaria, and cholera vaccination and pregnancy
Is it safe for a pregnant woman to receive any of the above vaccinations?
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01 Jan 0001

Scotco, I would advice a pregnant women against travelling to an area where there is a high chance of developing malaria, yellow fever or cholera. If she is more than 6 months pregnant she can receive a yellow fever vaccination. If she wants to take malaria prophylaxis, the only safe (but not really that effective) prophylaxis is a combination of chloroquine and proguanil. Killed oral cholera vaccine is probably safe to take, but if she takes care of what she eats and drinks, she should be OK.
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