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Which is the name for the vaccine for cholera and how does it work?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Builds immunity: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/cholera_vaccine. All vaccines are meant to stimulate an immune response to the infection for which the vaccine is designed...In cholera dead germs are used to be taken orally or injected to create an immune response so if the person were exposed to cholera they would not get it or have a milder case as a result.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

I'm wondering what is the name of the cholera vaccine?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
None in the US: There is no Cholera Vaccine currently available in the us and it is not recommended by the cdc for most travelers.There are 2 oral vaccines , one from sweden (dukoral) and one from india (shanchol). See the cdc website.www.cdc.gov/travel.
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What name vaccine of cholera

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Cholera vaccine: Improvement in water supply, sanitation, food safety and awareness of preventive measures are the best means of preventing cholera. However, who and partners are evaluating the use of newer tools to complement these traditional measures. Oral cholera vaccines of demonstrated safety and effectiveness have recently become available for use by individuals.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is the name of the cholera vaccine? How effective is it?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Cholera vaccine: Two forms of cholera vaccine are currently in production, but neither is available in the United States. It consists of two oral doses separated by several weeks. It provides short lived incomplete immunity and is not recommended for most travelers.
A 34-year-old member asked:

I want to know what's the name of the cholera vaccine?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Vaxchora: “The FDA recently approved a single-dose live oral cholera vaccine called Vaxchora (lyophilized CVD 103-HgR) in the United States. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to approve the vaccine for adults 18 – 64 years old who are traveling to an area of active cholera transmission.” REF: https://www.cdc.gov/cholera/vaccines.html. Dukoral® and ShanChol® are not available in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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the United States. They are inactivated oral cholera vaccines.
Jun 18, 2017

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