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Doctor insights on: Typhoid Vi Polysaccharide Vaccine Dosage

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I'm 28 male adult. I took Hep. A and B vaccine today along with typhoid. I will miss my second dose because of my travels. Is it any effective?

I'm 28 male adult. I took Hep. A and B vaccine today along with typhoid. I will miss my second dose because of my travels. Is it any effective?

Vaccine efficacy is: guaranteed if the recommended schedule is adhered to. Recommendations are made based on post vaccine titres measured during clinical trials. I am glad you took a proactive step to protect yourself but do exercise proper infection control precaution. For details specific to your destination please check this site. http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list. Upon arrival complete your vaccines ...Read more

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


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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

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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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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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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. ...Read more

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How to get typhoid vaccine - travel to india-?

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. ...Read more

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What is pneumococcal capsular polysaccharide vaccine?

What is pneumococcal capsular polysaccharide vaccine?

The present vaccines: The existing pneumoccal vaccines are developed by including material that replicates the coating or polysaccharide capsule that varies with each strain.When antibodies develop to the capsule, the pneumoccus can be attacked and neutralized.Some strains have no capsule and cannot be neutralized by the vaccine. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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


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Typhoid Fever (Definition)

Typhoid fever is a bacterial infection that can cause diarrhea and fever. It is more common in developing countries and it is caused by ingesting ...Read more