Typhoid fever is a bacterial infection usually spread by contaminated food and water. It can cause a serious illness, but vaccines offer up to 80 % protection.
There are two types of vaccine available: an injectable and an oral variety. We recommend the use of the injectable variety.
Travellers to countries where typhoid is common, especially if staying with or visiting the local population, orwith frequent and/or prolonged exposure to conditions where sanitation and food hygiene are likely to be poor. Additional vaccine information: The vaccine is available in a combined preparation with Hepatitis A.
A single dose by injection.
General issues: Patients who have had a serious reaction (”anaphylaxis”) to a previous dose of this vaccine or its constituents. Specific issues: If you decide to have the oral preparation, you should discuss malaria treatment with the clinician.
There is no data available about safety in prgnancy and breast feeding. So, subject to medical assessment, vaccine is not recommended for pregnant or breast feeding women.
Very few. Temporary tenderness at the site of the injection. Some patients describe temporary headache and nausea.