typhoid vaccine (inactivated), injection (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving typhoid vaccine (Typhim VI)?
Typhoid vaccine should not be used in a person who is a typhoid carrier.
You should not receive this vaccine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to typhoid vaccine in the past.
Typhoid vaccine may not work as well in someone who has a weak immune system caused by disease or by taking certain medicines or receiving cancer treatments, including radiation.
Before you receive this vaccine, tell the doctor if you have a bleeding or blood clotting disorder such as hemophilia or easy bruising.
You can still receive a vaccine if you have a minor cold. In the case of a more severe illness with a fever or any type of infection, the doctor may ask you to wait until you get better before you can receive the vaccine.
Vaccines may be harmful to an unborn baby and generally should not be given to a pregnant woman. However, not vaccinating the mother could be more harmful to the baby if the mother becomes infected with a disease that this vaccine could prevent. Your doctor will decide whether you should receive this vaccine, especially if you have a high risk of infection with typhoid.
It is not known whether typhoid vaccine passes into breast milk, or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not receive this vaccine without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How is typhoid vaccine given (Typhim VI)?
This vaccine is given as an injection (shot) into a muscle. You will receive this injection in a doctor's office or other clinic setting.
The typhoid vaccine is given as a single injection. A booster dose is then recommended every 2 years during possible exposure to typhoid. Your individual booster schedule may be different from these guidelines. Follow your doctor's instructions or the schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
If you are being vaccinated before traveling, you should receive the typhoid vaccine at least 2 weeks before your scheduled departure.
Typhoid vaccine is recommended for adults and children in the following situations:
Wash your hands often to help prevent typhoid when you are in an area where contamination is possible.
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