Does Stamaril increase the chance of a down syndrome baby?


Q: I have taken a vaccine for Yellow Fever. The shot is called Stamaril. Prior to taking this vaccine, the pharmacist instructed that i should not try to have a baby with my wife (who did not take the vaccine) for at least 3 months as the risk of having a baby with down syndrome is dramatically increased with this vaccine. Please let me know if this is true.


A:   Thank you for your question. The Stamaril vaccine for yellow fever is does not have a clinically proven correlation for causing down syndrome in the offspring of parents who have been given the vaccine. Down Syndrome is referred to as Trisomy 21 an occurs by a genetic mutation. The main relationship between increased risk for down syndrome is advanced maternal age.

Please be guided accordingly,

Related Q&A

Q: Is it possible for me to be pregnant? Are these signs? Is it too early to tell? I had unprotected sex on 12/16/16, an...

Q: I had my period from 12- 18 and realised drops of blood from 18-25.had sex on 5-10 but he produced outside .i feel bl...

Q: Hello, I took the morning after pill (19th November) whilst I was at the end of my first period and within two weeks ...

Q: Hi I had unprotected sex on my ovulation day or at least around that time. But I still had my period thirteen days a...

Q: On the poor advice from someone at Planned Parenthood (who I think was a volunteer and not a professional), about a w...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon