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Question: Is it a problem if some vaccine leaks during injection?

 danielwmcknight - Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:37 pm

Hi, I just had a yellow fever vaccine at a city health clinic for a trip coming up. While it was being injected a little bit leaked down my arm. Is this a problem at all? I would have asked the dr. but there was a language barrier and it was a very busy free clinic. Thanks so much.
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:59 pm

User avatar Hello,
Thanks for writing in.

Yellow fever vaccination dose is .5 ml so "a little" spillage may mean a lot of the vaccination not injected.

It would be prudent to discuss this with the attending physician at the clinic.

Take care.

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