Typhoid Vaccine • typhim
£45 per dose
What is Typhoid
Typhoid fever is caused by a bacterium called Salmonella typhi. It is a highly contagious and potentially lethal disease, which spreads via contaminated foods and water. As typhoid bacteria are primarily found in feces, the infection is particularly common in regions with poor sanitation. Common symptoms of typhoid fever include a high temperature, headaches, nausea, muscle pain, digestion problems such as constipation or diarrhea, tiredness, and confusion. Some patients also experience a rash.
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COURSE/WHEN TO DO IT?
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST/WHEN IS BOOSTER NEEDED?
- At least two weeks before travel. It can also be given closer to your travel date but this leaves you at a greater risk of contracting the disease.
- There are two different typhoid vaccines. One is an injection and the other consists of a course of tablets. Which vaccine is suitable for you depends on your age and medical history.
- One dose if you receive the typhoid injection. The oral vaccine consists of three capsules taken over a course of five days.
HOW IS IT GIVEN?
- One dose if you receive the typhoid injection.
Side effects of the vaccine can include fever, soreness at the injection site, and digestive problems.