Injectable Typhoid Vaccine

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Vaccination is the best protection against typhoid and its complications. This vaccine is recommended for travellers going to regions where they might contract typhoid due to the presence of the disease and poor sanitary conditions.

The vaccine

Vaccination is the best protection against typhoid and its complications. In addition to vaccination, it is important not to consume potentially contaminated food or water and to apply simple hygiene measures (washing your hands and disinfecting objects contaminated by stools).

Symptoms after vaccination

Some symptoms may be caused by the vaccine (e.g. redness at the injection site). Other problems may occur by chance and are not related to the vaccine (e.g. cold, gastro, headache).

The injectable typhoid vaccine is safe. In most cases, it does not cause any reaction.

Frequency Possible reactions to the vaccine What to do
Very often
(less than 50% of people)
  • Pain at the infection site
  • Apply a cold, damp compress at the injection site.
  • Use medication for fever or discomfort if needed.
  • See a doctor symptoms are severe.
Often
(less than 10% of people)
  • Redness, swelling at the injection site

We recommend that you stay at the clinic for at least 15 minutes after vaccination because allergic reactions may occur. If an allergic reaction occurs, the symptoms will appear a few minutes after the vaccination. The person giving the vaccine will be able to treat this reaction immediately.

For any questions, contact the person giving the vaccine, or Info-Santé 811 or your doctor.

Last update: October 22, 2015 11:57 AM

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