Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot into one of your muscles.
A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
If a dose is missed:
This vaccine is given in 2 doses. Dose 2 is scheduled 28 days after Dose 1. It is very important that you receive both doses of the vaccine at least 7 days before you plan to travel out of the country. If you miss the second shot, call your doctor to make another appointment as soon as possible.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are using medicines that may weaken the immune system, such as steroids (dexamethasone, prednisolone, prednisone) or cancer medicines, or if you are receiving radiation treatment.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have bleeding problems, a weakened immune system, or an illness with a high fever (more than 100°F).
Avoid traveling to foreign countries within 7 days of the vaccine shot.
To prevent mosquito bites, avoid outdoor activities, and use insect repellents with protective clothing when you are outdoors during hot weather. Use mosquito nets and stay indoors during twilight and after dark.
This vaccine contains protamine sulfate, which may cause allergic reactions in some people. Tell your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction to protamine sulfate before you receive this vaccine.