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Typhoid Fever Vaccination

Typhoid (Typhoid Fever) is caused by infection from Salmonella bacteria.  This illness is most commonly spread by uncooked or undercooked food or through contaminated water.  Typhoid can be fatal if it’s not treated.

Who should get immunized: The Typhoid vaccine is appropriate for at-risk individuals two years of age or older.

Immunization schedule: The Typhoid vaccine is a one-time immunization, available in both oral and injectable forms. Ideally the dose should be administered at least two weeks prior to traveling.  The oral form of the vaccination (four pills) provides immunity for five years. The injectable form (one dose) provides two years immunity.

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