Typhoid Fever Vaccination

Pronounced (TYE-foid)

Vaccines Recommended for Travel and Some Specific Groups

If you are traveling to a country where typhoid (Salmonella serotype Typhi) is common, you should consider being vaccinated against typhoid. Visit a doctor or travel clinic to discuss your vaccination options.

Remember that you will need to complete your vaccination at least 1 week before you travel so that the vaccine has time to take effect. Typhoid vaccines lose effectiveness after several years; if you were vaccinated in the past, check with your doctor to see if it is time for a booster vaccination.

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What Everyone Should Know

Basic information for people interested in the vaccine...

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Information for Healthcare Professionals

Vaccine recommendations and contraindications; composition, dosage, and administration; handling and storage...

Page last reviewed: September 30, 2010