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Immunization: There are two types of typhoid vaccines, an oral version and a "shot". There are pros and cons to each, but the biggest is that one is a shot (!), but is single dose, whereas the oral vaccine is a capsule taken every other day for four doses (takes a week). The oral vaccine also lasts longer (5 yrs) than the shot (2-3 yrs). Oh, and yes it can be a little bit painful, but not bad! ...Read more
I had the hepatitis and typhoid shots in 2009 before going overseas. Do I have to get another shot before I go to cambodia again?
Maybe not, but . . .: Travelers to asia can be vaccinated against diseases such as hep a, hep b, and typhoid, before traveling. A typhoid vaccine injection may be wearing off after 3 yrs (the oral typhoid vaccine is said to last about 5 yrs). If a traveler is a routine, short-term tourist, he doesn't have to check his hep a&b antibodies. If he is staying long-term or at high risk, he can get antibodies checked first. ...Read more
What to do if I had this morning a hepatitis a, b and tetanus shot. plus I started the typhoid vaccine orally. is that safe?
Completely safe: It is totally safe to get multiple vaccines in one setting. I have given as many as 7 at one visit without any problems and with development of good immunity. Make sure you get the subsequent doses at the appropriate intervals. ...Read more
What do you recommend if I had this morning a hepatitis a, b and tetanus shot. plus I started the typhoid vaccine orally. is that safe?
Safe: You should not have any issues, apart from possibly localized pain and redness. ...Read more
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