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Oral typhoid vaccine

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The vaccine

Vaccination is the best protection against typhoid and its complications. This vaccine is recommended for travellers going to regions where they might contract typhoid due to the presence of the disease and poor sanitary conditions.

As well as vaccination, it is important to avoid consuming water of food likely to have been contaminated, and to apply simple hygiene measures (washing your hands and disinfecting objects soiled by stools).

The 4 capsules should be taken 2 days apart, i.e. 1 capsule should be taken on each of days 1, 3, 5 and 7. We recommend completing the vaccination schedule one week before leaving on the trip.

Symptoms after vaccination

Some symptoms may be caused by the vaccine. Other problems may occur by chance and are not related to the vaccine (e.g. cold, gastro, headache).

Oral typhoid vaccine is safe. In most cases, it does not cause any reaction.

Possible reactions to the vaccineWhat to do
  • Reactions caused by this vaccine are similar to those caused by a placebo.
  • Use medication for fever or discomfort if needed.
  • See a doctor if symptoms are severe.

Allergic reactions to the vaccine may occur. If an allergic reaction occurs after taking one or more capsules, see a doctor immediately.

Last update: October 22, 2015


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