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

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Minimal risk

Typhoid is not a prominent illness in the us.

In brief: Minimal risk

Typhoid is not a prominent illness in the us.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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