Typhoid is a serious disease caused by bacteria called Salmonella Typhi. There are two types of vaccines to prevent typhoid. One is an inactivated (killed) vaccine gotten as a shot, and the other is live, attenuated (weakened) vaccine which is taken orally.
Typhoid vaccine is recommended for:
• Travelers to parts of the world where typhoid is common.
• People in close contact with a typhoid carrier.
• Laboratory workers who work with Salmonella Typhi bacteria.
• First dose at 2yersa.
• First booster dose at 7 years.
• Second booster dose at 12 years.
Not recommended for the following people:
• Anyone who has had a severe reaction to a previous dose of this vaccine should not get another dose.
• Anyone whose immune system is weakened should not get this vaccine.
• Oral typhoid vaccine should not be given within 24 hours of certain antibiotics.