It’s better not to have a live vaccine such as MMR or Zostavax in the month prior to having a yellow fever one
It is better to have live vaccines on the same day or a month apart or else the effectiveness of them may be reduced. Yellow fever is a live viral vaccine and so are the Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) and the shingles vaccine (Zostavax). If having either of them please do them at least month before or after your yellow fever one or schedule an appointment with your GP on the day you are coming for your yellow fever one.
Zostavax, a vaccine to reduce the risk of shingles and the pain that may follow shingles became funded in New Zealand from 1 April for those aged 65 years or older so many people are being offered it by their GP practice when having their annual flu one. It is a live vaccine that contains weakened varicella zoster virus (the virus that causes chicken pox and shingles). MMR is also being recommended increasingly as outbreaks occur both here and overseas because of low uptake of the vaccine in some groups and some countries. Remember if having either of them and needing a yellow fever one also think about the timing before going ahead.