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Vaccination


Typhoid Vaccine

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.

Recommended age:

• 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.

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