Yellow fever vaccine while on prednisone

I have to take yellow fever vaccine for work, but I'm on prednisone at the moment.
In the literature it states that it shouldn't be a problem while on low dose.
So, has anyone had the yellow fever vaccine while on prednisone, and at what dose?
Thanks!

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The yellow ferver vaccine is a live vaccine, meaning that a "live" but weakened form of the virus is the vaccine. Therefore, its not usually recommended for people that are immunosuppresed. You should check with your doctor. Depending on how much prednisone or other immunosuppressive medication you are taking it may not be worth the risk. If you are only on a very low dose it may be ok.

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Thanks for your reply.
The problem is that every doctor says the different thing.
I absolutely have to get this vaccine done, or I would have to look for another job, which I don't really want to do.
:-(

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