Typhoid fever vaccination

Latest update: - Authors: Mieke Croughs, Ula Maniewski-Kelner

The injectable vaccine Typhim Vi® provides approximately 60-70% protection from 14 days after administration. This vaccine may be administered to children from the age of 2 years.

The live attenuated vaccine Vivotif® is no longer available in Belgium.

When is vaccination recommended?

  • If you will be staying in India, Nepal, 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 friendso
    • or if you will be staying in poor hygienic conditions

Vaccination schedule Typhim Vi®

  • one dose

  • the duration of protection is up to 3 years


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