Precautions

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It is very important that you receive the second dose of the vaccine series at the right time. You may not be protected as well until 1 week after you receive the second dose of the vaccine.

This vaccine may cause serious allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, which can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Tell your doctor right away if you have a rash, itching, a fast heartbeat, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, or any swelling of your hands, face, or mouth after receiving the vaccine.

This vaccine may case syncope (fainting). Talk with your doctor if you have concerns.

Since the vaccine may not protect everyone completely, it is very important that you use precautions to reduce the risk of mosquito bites. Use insect repellents and mosquito nets, wear protective clothing, and stay indoors during twilight and after dark.

Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicines and herbal or vitamin supplements.