Date: July 16, 2019

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Typhoid Vaccine (Injectable-Typhim Vi®)

This page was reviewed or revised on Thursday, July 21, 2016 4:03 PM

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What is Typhoid Fever?

  • A bacterial disease which can cause severe diarrhea, high fever, and dehydration.
  • Usually acquired from water or food contaminated by feces or body fluids of infected persons or carriers.
  • Treated with appropriate antibiotics, rehydration therapy, and other supportive measures.

Indications for Typhim Vi® Vaccine:

  • For travellers to developing countries where water and/or food may be contaminated by sewage, and where Typhoid Fever is endemic.
  • Booster every 3 years for those who may be at continued risk.

Administration:

  • One injection gives immunity for up to 3 years.
  • This is a killed inactivated vaccine which is 83–98% effective in protecting healthy adults.

Who should NOT have the vaccine:

  • Persons with severe allergy to any vaccine component.
  • Persons ill with fever, infection or illness worse than a cold should usually wait until they recover.
  • Do not give to children under age 2 years.
  • May be given to pregnant women if risk is unavoidable, or after consulting the physician.

Adverse reactions:

  • May cause pain at the site of injection in the first 24 hours after administration.
  • A small percentage of people may develop a low-grade fever.

A severe allergic reaction, although rare, may occur following the use of this or any vaccine. Therefore it is necessary to remain in the building for at least 15 minutes after receiving your injection.

Any serious reaction to vaccines should be reported to the family physician and to Lambton Public Health at 519-383-8331.

Call Lambton Public Health to update your (and your family's) immunization record when you have a vaccine at your doctor's.