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Typhim Patient Information including How Should I Take

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving typhoid vaccine (Typhim)?

You should not receive this vaccine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to typhoid vaccine in the past.

Typhoid vaccine should not be used in a person who is a typhoid carrier.

If you have any of these other conditions, your vaccine may need to be postponed or not given at all:

  • fever with any type of infection or illness;
  • a bleeding or blood clotting disorder (such as hemophilia);
  • a weak immune system caused by disease such as HIV/AIDS or cancer; or
  • a weak immune system caused by receiving certain medicines such as steroids, chemotherapy or radiation.

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)?

Typhoid vaccine is recommended for adults and children in the following situations:

  • people who travel to countries where typhoid fever is common;
  • people who will have long-term exposure to food or water that may be contaminated with typhoid;
  • people who live with someone who is a typhoid carrier; and
  • laboratory workers who may come into contact with Salmonella typhi in a work setting.

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.

You should receive this vaccine at least 2 weeks before your scheduled travel or possible exposure to typhoid.

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).

Wash your hands often to help prevent typhoid when you are in an area where contamination is possible.

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