Typhoid fever is a bacterial infection which spreads throughout the body affecting multiple organs. If untreated, typhoid fever can cause serious complications e.g. internal bleeding which can fatal. Areas of high risk for typhoid fever include the Indian subcontinent, parts of Africa, south and southeast Asia and South America.
A vaccination for typhoid fever is recommended if you are travelling to an area of high risk, particularly if you are going to be staying and working with local people and sanitation and food hygiene are likely to be poor.
There are two vaccinations available to choose from;
- Vi vaccine (given in one dose as a single injection).
- Ty21a vaccine (given in 3 doses as capsules taken on alternate days).
The Ty21a is not suitable for people with a compromised immune system e.g. a diagnosis of HIV or if receiving treatment for another disease. There is no evidence to suggest either vaccination is unsafe for pregnant or breastfeeding women. The Typhoid vaccine in not recommended for children under 6 years of age.
The Typhoid vaccine should be administered at least 1 month before travel and should be re-administered every 3 years if regularly travelling to high risk areas.
- Typhoid Vaccine Oral - £35
- Typhoid Vaccine - £35
- Vaccination Appointment (single vaccine) - £35
- Vaccination Appointment (up to 3 vaccines) - £60
- Full Travel Health Consultation including vaccination administration (30 min) - £120
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