Yellow fever booster doses to be dropped

BOOSTER doses of vaccine will no longer be needed to protect against yellow fever under new recommendations from Australian immunisation specialists.

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommends adoption of recent World Health Organization advice that an initial dose of yellow fever vaccine confers lifelong immunity.

The federal health department says ATAGI has conducted its own review of the literature on the duration of protection of yellow fever vaccine and has rewritten