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TYPHOID VACCINE - INJECTION
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Typhim VI
USES: This medication is a vaccine used to help prevent typhoid fever. Vaccines work by increasing the body's natural defense (immunity) against the bacteria that causes the infection.
This vaccine is recommended for people who are traveling to areas where the infection is common (e.g., Africa, Asia, Central/South America), those who are in close contact to someone with persistent typhoid infection, and those who work with the bacteria (Salmonella typhi) in a laboratory.
This vaccine is used to prevent the disease and will not treat typhoid fever or a persistent typhoid infection.
HOW TO USE: Read the Vaccine Information Statement available from your health care provider before receiving the vaccine. If you have any questions, consult your health care provider.
This vaccine is given by injection into the muscle of the upper arm (for adults) or into the muscle of the thigh or upper arm (for children) by a health care professional.
This vaccine should be given as a single injection at least 2 weeks before possible exposure to typhoid fever. It can be given every 2 years thereafter if needed.
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