Typhoid fever vaccination

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

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®

  • 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.

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