Typhoid Vaccine

What is Typhoid?

Typhoid is a bacterial infection which is most popular in regions that have poor hygiene levels and where food & water are put at risk of contamination. It is caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhi and on average has around 21 million registered cases. Majority of which are recorded in Asia, Africa and South America. Some effects of the typhoid fever are lack of appetite, constipation or diarrhoea, abdominal pain and often lead to intestinal perforation and meningitis which can often lead to death.

The Typhoid Vaccine:

If you have been vaccinated against Typhoid, chances are that you will not risk the chance of losing your life. The vaccination can be done in two ways. You can either have a single injection of Typhim or undergo a course of 3 tablets of Vivotif. The vaccination can also be combined with Hepatitis A for people who are over the age of 16.

The vaccination alone is approved for people over the age of 2 and for the tablets; the patient must be over 6. A booster dose is recommended after 3 years for people who travel and are at constant risk of Typhoid.

 

Tips for Preventing an Infection from Typhoid:

  • Ensure that all the food is thoroughly cooked & server warm.
  • Only drink bottled water and avoid ice.
  • Consume fruits that are at lower risk of getting contaminated like bananas.
  • We recommend that you avoid high-risk food such as meat.

 

If you desire to book in for an appointment regarding Typhoid, then please call the Medical Express Clinic on 02074991991, Email us at info@medicalexpressclinic.co.uk
 
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