If you or anyone you know is at risk of becoming pregnant after a Zika virus vaccine is issued, you can take some steps to protect yourself.
Read More1/ The vaccine has been in clinical trials in the United States and Europe for at least five years and has been approved for use by about one-third of the countries in the world.
But there are concerns about the safety of the vaccine in people with certain medical conditions, and how the vaccine will be administered.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only around 6 percent of people who have a Zika infection will develop symptoms, but a vaccine will not always prevent people from developing symptoms.
If you or someone you know has symptoms of Zika and has not been vaccinated, your best bet is to keep them home and call your local health department.
You can also contact your doctor if you have symptoms of fever, rash, joint pain, or any other symptoms that might be related to Zika.
There are other ways to protect your family.
According to the CDC, it’s important to remember that people who are pregnant should avoid getting in close contact with their pregnant partners.
They should also avoid traveling to areas with Zika outbreaks.
The CDC says that pregnant women should stay home if they are feeling ill and are unable to leave the home or travel to a location where there is a risk of mosquito bites or transmission of the virus.
However, you should also consider going to public places to avoid mosquitoes.
For more information on the CDC’s Zika vaccine, visit:CDC.gov/zika/vaccine/vaccination-info/zimavax-info-center.html