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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.

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. I'm (injection): given x 1 - 2 wks prior to exposure will be protected. Booster dose in 2 years.

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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.

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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).

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Should I take the typhoid vaccine before visiting beijing?

Should I take the typhoid vaccine before visiting beijing?

It is recommended: You can check the cdc website for specific traveler information based on destination and length of stay. Www. Cdc. Gov/travel.

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

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

Extremely rare: Almost all cases of typhoid fever in U.S. Contracted the infection abroad. Therefore, typhoid vaccine is recommended only to the travelers to the endemic area.

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Why is the typhoid vaccine not routinely given for all travel to 3rd world?

Why is the typhoid vaccine not routinely given for all travel to 3rd world?

Not sure: Multi drug resistant typhoid fever is probably a greater national problem than hepatitis b infection. Poor food and water hygiene in 3rd world countries is a given. I think high cost and manufacturing/distribution is the biggest hindrance to universal vaccination.

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If you didn't get typhoid vaccine, and caught typhoid on your travels, what would your symptoms be?

If you didn't get typhoid vaccine, and caught typhoid on your travels, what would your symptoms be?

Not fun: When you get typhoid fever, you get fevers, chills, belly aches, and faint rose salmon colored spots on your belly and chest. This is not a fun souvenir to bring home from your vacation. It *can* be prevented. Good luck and enjoy your trip!

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I am traveling to vietnam on oct. 31 and I forgot to take my typhoid vaccine a week before I travel. I will take the last pill t the instructions on the vaccine says I must finish taking vaccine one week prior to traveling. I forgot to take one beek befor

I am traveling to vietnam on oct. 31 and I forgot to take my typhoid vaccine a week before I travel. I will take the last pill t the instructions on the vaccine says I must finish taking vaccine one week prior to traveling. I forgot to take one beek befor

For: For maximum protection (which is 50%-80% immunity against one strain of typhoid), the vaccine should be finished 1 week prior to possible exposure to give your body time to build an immunity. Since you will be finishing the vaccine later, you may be at increased risk in that first week of catching typhoid if you are exposed to it. Typhoid is mainly transferred from person to person through water or food that has been contaminated with feces. The best way to protect yourself is to drink (and brush your teeth) with bottled water, do not use ice, and only eat fruits and vegetables that can be peeled or are well-cooked. You may also want to talk to your doctor about supplying you with antibiotics (a 3rd generation cephalosporin is recommended) just in case you do develop typhoid. That being said, there's a good chance you won't catch typhoid and will have great time in vietnam. Enjoy your trip - it's a beautiful country.

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How long does the typhoid vaccine inj take to leave your bloodstream after administration?

How long does the typhoid vaccine inj take to leave your bloodstream after administration?

?? bloodstream??: This vaccine is injected into the muscle, where it lingers and gradually enters the blood over a period of several days.

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How to get typhoid vaccine - travel to india-?

Shot or pill: Most primary care doctors' offices don't stock injectable typhoid vaccine. Depending on where you live, you may have to dial information or search online for a local 'travel clinic.' patients 6 years and older can take an oral typhoid vaccine instead. Your doctor can prescribe it, and your pharmacy can order or dispense it to you.

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Can you advise me if having typhoid vaccine - travel to india-?

Yes: Typhoid vaccine--either the oral or the injected version--is recommended for all travelers to India unless you received an oral vaccine within the last 5 years or an injected one within the last two.

Dr. Mark Diamond
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