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PATIENT INFORMATION

Information For Vaccine Recipients Or Parents/Guardians

Before administration, healthcare providers should inform patients, parents or guardians of the benefits and risks of immunization with Typhim Vi vaccine.

Prior to administration of Typhim Vi vaccine, healthcare providers should ask patients, parents and guardians about the recent health status of the patient to be immunized.

Typhim Vi vaccine is indicated in persons traveling to endemic or epidemic areas. Current CDC advisories should be consulted with regard to specific locales.

Travelers should take all necessary precautions to avoid contact with or ingestion of contaminated food and water.

One dose of vaccine should be given at least 2 weeks prior to expected exposure.

Reimmunization consisting of a single-dose for US travelers every two years under conditions of repeated or continued exposure to the S. typhi organism is recommended at this time.14

As part of the child's or adult's immunization record, the date, lot number, and manufacturer of the vaccine administered should be recorded.17

REFERENCES

14 Recommendations of the Immunization Practices Advisory Committee (ACIP). Typhoid Immunization. MMWR 43: No. RR-14, 1994

17 CDC. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System - United States. MMWR 39: 730-733, 1990

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