I was vaccinated for typhoid six years back and advised to take a booster dose before traveling. Should I take it?

Q. Can a patient take an oral booster dose for typhoid instead of getting vaccinated in a clinic?

Answered by
Dr. Gulati Ranjitsingh Awtarsingh
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 30, 2022

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 oral booster pill, or should I go to a clinic to get vaccinated?



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 restaurants.

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