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Typhiod Vaccine

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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Should I get a typhoid booster six years after the first?

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 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 »

My typhoid vaccine was kept out for some time. Will it work?

Query: Hello doctor, I have questions about the typhoid vaccine and malaria. The direction for the typhoid vaccine is that it should be taken at least one week before exposure and day of travel. Does that mean that I should take the vaccine on the exact day, or can I just finish the four doses at the en...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hi, We welcome you to the family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. First of all, the live oral typhoid vaccine you are talking about is recommended to be taken at least one week before the date of travel. So, you can take it before one or t...  Read Full »

Do I require a booster for the vaccines 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 »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I appreciate your attention to your health and the steps you've taken to stay protected. Considering the vaccines you've already received, I would recommend getting the typhoid and pneumococcal vaccine to further safeguard your health. Since you've completed most of the ...  Read Full »

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 »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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