We all want to be protected when we travel. Learning more about Typhoid vaccination is an important first step.
Here are some of the most common questions we hear people ask about it. We hope you find the answers helpful
Typhoid Fever is a bacterial disease that is passed from person to person through poor hygiene. Carriers of the disease who prepare food typically spread it. The bacteria must be ingested to cause illness.
The key symptom of Typhoid Fever is a prolonged fever, but it's often accompanied by headache, discomfort, cough, and loss of appetite. Diarrhea may also occur.
Approximately 30% of those who become ill will die if not treated.
It is common in South Asia, Parts of South East Asia, the Middle East, Central and South America, and Africa.
The Typhoid vaccine can prevent illness. There are two different vaccines. One is an inactivated (killed) version that is received as an shot and one is a live attenuated (weakened) vaccine which is taken orally.
No, it is highly recommended by CDC.
Typhoid vaccines are not routine in the United States. You did not get it unless you traveled to the area. Immunity for injection last-2 years for oral-5 years.
Severe reactions for both versions of the vaccine are rare. For injection vaccine redness or swelling may occur at injection site.
Usually not. Travel Clinic does not accept insurance for the Typhoid Vaccine.
Watch what you eat and drink while overseas. Helpful hint: Boil It, Cook It, Peel It-or Forget It!
Only drink bottled water, wash hands frequently with soap and water.
Yes, Typhoid can be treated with antibiotics.
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