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Typhoid Vaccination (One Dose - Requires One Dose)

Typhoid Vaccination protects against typhoid fever, requires one dose.

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Typhoid Vaccination (One Dose - Requires One Dose)

Overview

Understanding Typhoid Vaccination

Typhoid fever is a serious disease caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi, spread through contaminated food or water. Symptoms include persistent high fever, weakness, stomach pain, headache, and loss of appetite. Globally, typhoid fever is a significant health concern, especially in parts of the world with poor sanitation systems.

Prevention

There are two types of typhoid vaccines available: an inactivated (killed) vaccine given as an injection and a live, attenuated (weakened) oral vaccine. The inactivated vaccine is recommended for people aged two years and older, and should be administered at least two weeks before travel. The oral vaccine is suitable for people aged six years and older, and consists of four capsules taken every other day, to be completed at least a week before travel.

Countries at Risk

Typhoid fever is common in many parts of the world, particularly in South Asia, including India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Other high-risk areas include parts of Africa and Latin America. Find country-specific vaccine recommendations with Travel Health Pro.

Key Takeaways

  • Typhoid fever is a serious disease caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi, spread through contaminated food or water.
  • There are two types of typhoid vaccines available: an inactivated (killed) vaccine given as an injection and a live, attenuated (weakened) oral vaccine.
  • Typhoid fever is common in many parts of the world, particularly in South Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
  • The cost of the typhoid vaccine in the UK varies, with prices ranging from £30 to £70, including the appointment fee.
  • In addition to vaccination, travellers should take precautions to avoid contaminated food and water.
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Typical Costs & Insurance

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Typhoid Vaccination?

Typhoid Vaccination is a preventive measure against typhoid fever, a serious disease caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi. The vaccine is available in two forms: an inactivated (killed) vaccine given as an injection and a live, attenuated (weakened) oral vaccine.

Who should get the Typhoid Vaccination?

The Typhoid Vaccination is recommended for travellers to parts of the world where typhoid fever is common, particularly South Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

How much does the Typhoid Vaccination cost in the UK?

The cost of the Typhoid Vaccination in the UK varies, with an average cost ranging from £30 to £70, including the appointment fee.

What are the symptoms of typhoid fever?

Symptoms of typhoid fever include persistent high fever, weakness, stomach pain, headache, diarrhoea or constipation, cough, and loss of appetite.

How can I prevent typhoid fever while travelling?

In addition to getting vaccinated, travellers should avoid consuming contaminated food and water. This includes drinking only bottled or boiled water, avoiding ice, eating thoroughly cooked food, and avoiding raw fruits and vegetables unless they can be peeled.

Further Information

Travel Precautions

In addition to vaccination, travellers should take precautions to avoid contaminated food and water. This includes drinking only bottled or boiled water, avoiding ice, eating thoroughly cooked food, and avoiding raw fruits and vegetables unless they can be peeled.

Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms of typhoid fever include persistent high fever, weakness, stomach pain, headache, diarrhoea or constipation, cough, and loss of appetite. Without treatment, the disease can persist for weeks or months, and can be life-threatening.

Further Information

While the typhoid vaccine is effective, it does not provide 100% protection. Therefore, it is crucial to practice safe eating and drinking habits even after vaccination. The injectable vaccine requires a booster every two years, and the oral vaccine requires a booster every five years.

References

  1. CVS. (2023). Typhoid Vaccine | Typhoid Fever Prevention | MinuteClinic - CVS. [online] Available at: https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/services/typhoid [Accessed 14 Dec. 2023].
  2. CDC. (2023). Typhoid Vaccine Information Statement - CDC. [online] Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/typhoid.html [Accessed 14 Dec. 2023].
  3. Mayo Clinic. (2023). Typhoid Vaccine (Intramuscular Route) Description and Brand Names - Mayo Clinic. [online] Available at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/typhoid-vaccine-intramuscular-route/description/drg-20066585 [Accessed 14 Dec. 2023].
  4. CDC. (2023). Vaccination | Typhoid Fever - CDC. [online] Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/typhoid-fever/typhoid-vaccination.html [Accessed 14 Dec. 2023].
  5. Immunize.org. (2023). Vaccine Information Statements - Immunize.org. [online] Available at: https://www.immunize.org/vaccines/vis/about-vis/ [Accessed 14 Dec. 2023].

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