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Are malaria and typhoid vaccines safe for a 9 month old baby?

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Published At October 15, 2014
Reviewed AtJanuary 12, 2023

Patient's 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?

Answered by Dr. Babu Lal Meena


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 measures, example: mosquito bite prevention or drug prophylaxis for malaria can be started 1 week before and to be continued 1 month after the travel. For food related infections (typhoid and hepatitis), you need to maintain hygiene and use trusted and clean water source and food. Avoid contact to persons having fever/rash/jaundice/loose stool/abdominal pain/vomiting. Regarding your query about vaccination for malaria and typhoid.

  • Malaria vaccine has been used in 5-17 month age group for study purpose with 50% efficacy results, but it is not launched for marketing and more trials required to look for more results.
  • Typhoid vaccine - available data suggest it is used only after 2 year of age.

So conclusion is that you can safely visit there by taking some prophylaxis. Hope this will help you. You can ask any further query regarding health issues of your baby before and during the journey or there after to a paediatrician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/paediatrician

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Babu Lal Meena
Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Medical Gastroenterology

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