Typhoid vaccination comes in two forms: one is a live vaccine and the other is inactivated vaccine. With the help of healthcare providers, parents can go for either of them. Inactivated form of the vaccine is given to children older than 2 years of age with a repeated dose every 2 years, as per the recommendation. On the other hand, the live form of the vaccine is advised for children over 6 years of age. It is administered orally, one capsule per day for 4 days.
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Are malaria and typhoid vaccines safe for a 9 month old baby?
Query: Dear Doctor, Is it safe for a 9 month baby to travel to the Dominican Republic? Also, is it safe for a 8-9 month old to take vaccines for malaria and typhoid? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is safe to travel to Dominican Republic, but you need to care abut many issues. While traveling there are many issues related to health of your baby, example: he can get infection like malaria, typhoid, hepatitis A & E and varicella. So if you use prophylactic m... Read Full »
I was vaccinated for typhoid six years back and advised to take a booster dose before traveling. Should I take it?
Query: Hello doctor, I am going on a work trip tomorrow. I was vaccinated for typhoid six years ago and was informed today that I should have taken another typhoid vaccine. I read online that you should do this two to four weeks before traveling. Should I still try to get vaccinated? If so, can I take an o... Read Full »
Dr. Gulati Ranjitsingh Awtarsingh
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your details, and I can understand the problem. Taking a booster dose of typhoid is always safer before going to another country. I suggest you take precautions and drink filtered and boiled water. Do not eat the roadside food and eat only in good restaur... Read Full »
Do I need a booster for vaccines which I had in childhood?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a photographer and would likely venture into so many remote areas. I will obtain appropriate malaria prophylaxis before traveling to remote areas and have a large supply of DEET and Permethrin mosquito repellent. I want to be sure that I am up-to-date with all of my vaccines and that... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. It is good that you have taken most of the essential vaccines. I would like to suggest you to take typhoid vaccine and pneumococcal vaccine As you have taken almost all the polio doses, I think th... Read Full »