Does Stamaril increase the chance of a down syndrome baby?
Patient : 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.
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.
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