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How often do I need the oral typhoid vaccine for travel to SE Asia

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
5 years: Repeat it every 5 years if you return to an area of continued risk.

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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Carr
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Usually mild...: A study of coated typhoid capsules showed most common side effects to be: "abdominal pain (6.4%), nausea (5.8%), headache (4.8%), fever (3.3%), diarr ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shalini Sethi
20 years experience in Pediatrics
Oral vaccine : Could not see any interaction between oral typhoid vaccine and methylpred. You should be fine starting it .
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
19 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Oral typhoid vaccine has been shown to be very safe and has not shown to cause typhoid fever. The risks are negligible. But the oral typhoid vaccine ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Hamstra
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Better than none: All vaccines improve your body's immune response to an infectious agent most of the time the vaccine prevents the illness or keeps from getting as si ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience in Travel Medicine
Depends on type: The inactivated "killed" shot form lasts for two years. The oral attenuated "live" form given as a series of capsules every other day as four doses l ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Varies: I ordered some for the office last summer and the raw cost was about $100 a dose. Another physician who took the family overseas said a public travel ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends on type: Oral: primary immunization is 4 doses taken every other day for a week 1 week before possible typhoid exposure will be protected. Booster doses in 5 y ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Minimal risk: Typhoid is not a prominent illness in the US.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience in Travel Medicine
Vs. Typhoid Fever: Typhoid vaccine protects against an infection caused by salmonella typhi. It comes in two forms an oral, live version which works for 5 years and a k ... Read More

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