Typhoid fever vaccination
There is a vaccine available against typhoid fever which offers approximately 60 to 70% protection from 14 days to 3 years after administration. The live attenuated vaccine Vivotif® is not available anymore.
Typhim Vi® is an injectable vaccine.
The dose consists of one injection.
Can be administered from 2 years of age and during pregnancy.
When is typoid fever vaccination recommended?
- If you will be staying in India, Pakistan or Bangladesh for more than 3 weeks.
- If you will be staying in another country that poses a risk of typhoid fever for more than 3 weeks and:
- This is your country of origin and you will be staying with family or friends.
- Or if you will be staying in poor hygienic conditions.