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Typhoid Vaccine Medication
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
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
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
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. In the US ~400 cases per year are diagnosed & spread is relatively easy to prevent by maintaining proper hygienic practices. ...Read more
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 killed injection whilch works for 2 years. More info about the vaccines: http://www. Cdc. Gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-typhoid. Pdf. ...Read more
It is recommended: You can check the cdc website for specific traveler information based on destination and length of stay. Www. Cdc. Gov/travel. ...Read more
5 years: Repeat it every 5 years if you return to an area of continued risk. ...Read more
It might: But the longer it remained at room temperature, the more it can deteriorate. ...Read more
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
If you didn't get typhoid vaccine, and caught typhoid on your travels, what would your symptoms be?
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. ...Read more
?? bloodstream??: This vaccine is injected into the muscle, where it lingers and gradually enters the blood over a period of several days. ...Read more
Oral vaccine: Could not see any interaction between oral typhoid vaccine and methylpred. You should be fine starting it. ...Read more
Is it necessary to take typhoid vaccine if I go for swimming. I had taken one three years back. Shall I repeat it now please give the name?
Typhoid: No you don't need to take a typhoid shot if you want to swim. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
See below: There is no specific waiting period.Get a more detailed answer ›
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)?
Yes.: It is safe to vaccinate with more than 1 vaccine at the same time. ...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
Will a 2 yr old require typhoid vaccine at this season to travel from USA to India. We are going to give Malaria Vaccine.
Mgt: Please check the CDC website. In general it is advisable, particularly if you aver traveling to a rural area. ...Read more
Is there any typhoid vaccine available in India? My mother age 54yrs is prone to typhoid. Also tell how to prevent it home remedies
Cleanliness: Good hand washing, do not eat outside food and water unless it is from a very reliable source. There is a typhoid vaccine but it only gives immunity for a few months and had to be taken frequently. ...Read more
My husband is taking (live) typhoid vaccine orally. I am pregnant. I know now that I shouldn't be around his stool, but what about his passing gas?
Not optimal: In general it is best to have vaccines 4-6 weeks before travel to give them time to be effective. ...Read more
I had a history of typhoid recurrence 3 times in 5 months. My immunity is very low what should I do for build it up? Nd vaccine is effective or not?
I doubt...: ...That weakened immunity is responsible. Bad water or contaminated food is far more likely. ...Read more