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How often do I need the oral typhoid vaccine for travel to s.E. Asia?

How often do I need the oral typhoid vaccine for travel to s.E. Asia?

5 years: Repeat it every 5 years if you return to an area of continued risk. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Typhoid Vaccine (Definition)

Typhoid vaccine can prevent typhoid infection.Typhoid (typhoid fever) is a serious disease. It iscaused by bacteria called salmonella typhi.Typhoid causes a high fever, fatigue, weakness, stomach pains, headache, loss of appetite, and sometimes a rash. If it is not treated, it can kill up to 30% of people who get it. There are two vaccines to prevent typhoid, as a shot ...Read more


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What are some of the odd reactions someone may have to an oral typhoid vaccine?

What are some of the odd reactions someone may have to an oral typhoid vaccine?

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%), diarrhea (2.9%), vomiting (1.5%) and skin rash (1.0%). Only the incidence of nausea occurred at a statistically higher frequency in the vaccinated group as compared to the placebo group." It appears that nausea is the most common reaction. ...Read more

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I just finished taking the oral typhoid vaccine, how long before I can start my methylpred pack?

I just finished taking the oral typhoid vaccine, how long before I can start my methylpred pack?

Oral vaccine : Could not see any interaction between oral typhoid vaccine and methylpred. You should be fine starting it . ...Read more

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So the oral live typhoid vaccine has no chance of infecting me with the typhoid fever (or other people i come into contact with including infants)?

So the oral live typhoid vaccine has no chance of infecting me with the typhoid fever (or other people i come into contact with including infants)?

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 is also not fully studied in pregnant or nursing mothers and for children less than 6 months of age. ...Read more

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How good is typhoid vaccine?

How good is typhoid vaccine?

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 sick some vaccines including this one need booster shots to maintain or boost immunity - reminding your immune system to be on watch and protect against the agent bottomline: better off getting vaccine to improve your odds of staying well. ...Read more

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How long is typhoid vaccine good?

How long is typhoid vaccine good?

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 lasts for five years. ...Read more

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Can you tell me price of typhoid vaccine?

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 clinic charged them $70. You might look for a travel clinic using the cdc website (www.Cdc.Gov) and contact the one nearest you for details. ...Read more

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Taking typhoid vaccine. How long does it last?

Taking typhoid vaccine. How long does it last?

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 years. Im(injection): given x 1 - 2 wks prior to exposure will be protected. Booster dose in 2 years. ...Read more

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Why is typhoid vaccine not routinely given in the u.S.?

Why is typhoid vaccine not routinely given in the u.S.?

Minimal benefit: The available vaccines (live oral or injected polysaccharide) have a limited benefit (2-5 yrs) before they must be repeated. The most common use is for international travel in endemic areas where drinking water supplies may be suspect. Within the us ~400 cases per year are dxd & spread is relatively easy to prevent by maintaining proper hygienic practices. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: typhoid vaccine?

What is the definition or description of: typhoid vaccine?

Prevent Typhoid: Typhoid vaccine can prevent typhoid infection.Typhoid (typhoid fever) is a serious disease. It iscaused by bacteria called salmonella typhi.Typhoid causes a high fever, fatigue, weakness, stomach pains, headache, loss of appetite, and sometimes a rash. If it is not treated, it can kill up to 30% of people who get it. There are two vaccines to prevent typhoid, as a shot (killed), and oral (weakened). ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more