What is Typhoid?
Who is at risk from Typhoid?
What are the symptoms?
- persistent high temperature that gradually increases each day
- General aches and pains
- Extreme tiredness (fatigue)
As infection progresses, some people lose appetite, feel sick, may have a tummy ache and diarrhoea and/or develop a rash.
DC Travel Vaccination Service?
Typhoid fever is found throughout the world but is more common in areas where there is poor
sanitation and hygiene. High risk areas include:
- The Indian subcontinent
- South and Southeast Asia
- South America
Vaccination is strongly recommended if you are going to be staying or working with local people, or
if you are going to be staying for prolonged periods in areas where sanitation and food are likely to
You will be offered one of 2 main vaccines i.e.
- Vi vaccine – given a single injection or
- Ty21a vaccine – given as 3 capsules to take on alternate days.
A combined typhoid and hepatitis A injections are also available for people aged 15 or over.
Protection against typhoid lasts 3 years.
Can I use the DC Typhoid Vaccination Service?
The service is suitable for adults and children who are travelling abroad:
- Visiting a country where medical facilities may be limited (recommended)
This service is not suitable to those that:
- Have had severe reactions to typhoid vaccines in the past.
- Have weakened immune systems e.g., those with HIV or those undergoing chemotherapy
- Are pregnant
Your DC pharmacist will double check your suitability for the vaccine.
What are the side effects to the Typhoid Vaccine?
- Abdominal pain
- Feeling sick
What happens next?
- Book a virtual consultation via online portal
- A DC pharmacist will review your suitability for the yellow fever vaccine service
- Receive vaccine at our centres
How long will this take?
What else do I need to know before Appointment?
- Avoid ice cream and don’t have ice in your drinks.
- Avoid uncooked fruits and vegetables, unless you have washed them in safe water or peeled them yourself.
- Avoid shellfish, seafood and salads.