"Make sure your child gets all doses of Hib vaccine for best protection against Hib disease. Hib bacteria can cause severe diseases like meningitis (an infection of the fluid and lining around the brain and spinal cord).
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(oral typhoid) Vaccine
Vivotif Oral is an oral, live, attenuated typhoid vaccine for active immunization against typhoid and contains Salmonella typhistrain Ty21a. Each enteric coated capsule contains not fewer than 2 x 109viable organisms.
What are the possible side effects of typhoid vaccine (Vivotif Berna)?
You should not receive a booster dose if you had a life-threatening allergic reaction after taking a typhoid vaccine capsule.
Becoming infected with typhoid is much more dangerous to your health than receiving the vaccine to protect against it. Like any medicine, this vaccine can cause side effects, but the risk of serious side effects is extremely low.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
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What are the precautions when taking typhoid vaccine (Vivotif Oral)?
Before taking the typhoid vaccine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: current fever/illness, current stomach problems (such as persistent diarrhea/vomiting), immune system problems (such as HIV infection), cancer (such as leukemia, lymphoma).
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before...
Last reviewed on RxList: 9/30/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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