London Travel Clinic

Typhoid

What is it?

Typhoid is spread through consumption of contaminated food and water. Symptoms include: fever, headache, constipation and sometimes diarrhoea. 10 – 15% of cases will develop severe disease that can cause septicaemia and meningitis. Untreated typhoid carries a 20% fatality risk.
 
Typhoid is present worldwide. Highest risk areas are in the Indian subcontinent, Asia, Africa and Latin America. In risk areas vaccination is recommended for travellers where food and water may be contaminated.
 

Vaccine Schedule

2 years – adult 
 
One Dose
 
Booster – every 3 years
 

Oral Typhoid Vaccine Schedule

6 years - adult 
 
Days 1, 3 and 5.
 
Booster - every 1- 3 years
 

 
Oral typhoid is taken in tablet form. You will take the first tablet in the clinic at your consultation and the nurse will give you the rest of the course to take at home. Please note: Oral Typhoid vaccine must be stored in a fridge.
UK Supply of Injectable Typhoid Vaccine.
 
Although there is an ongoing shortage of injectable Typhoid Vaccine – We have a good supply at the clinic.
If you are travelling to an area of risk you should also consider purchasing water purification products – available our shop in clinic.
 
For further disease and country recommendations information visit:
 

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