Typhoid fever is caused by salmonella food poisoning and causes a range of symptoms including stomach pain, fever and changes in bowel movements. Oral vaccination for typhoid should be taken a week before you travel and the dose is given in capsule form. Vaccination is recommended for anyone travelling to Africa, Central and South America, the Middle East and India.
Vivotif is a series of three tablets. One tablet should be taken on alternate days, i.e. on day one, three and five. Each capsule should be swallowed whole, approximately one hour before a meal, with a cold or lukewarm (no warmer than body temperature) drink. The capsule should not be chewed and should be swallowed as soon as possible after placing in the mouth.
How long does it last?
Protection against typhoid fever starts at about 7 to 10 days after taking the course of three tablets. If you are repeatedly exposed to the bacteria, for example; by living in or travelling frequently to a high-risk area, the vaccine provides immunity against typhoid fever for about three years. However, if you are only occasionally travelling to high-risk areas then you’ll need a three-dose booster course on a yearly basis to provide continued protection against typhoid.
|Typhoid oral vaccination||£65 per dose*
(£40 for vaccination + £25 appointment fee to administer the vaccine)
* Patients who require multiple vaccinations within the same appointment are eligible for a £25 discount for each additional vaccine and are only required to pay the £25 appointment fee once. Please check in advance that the combination of vaccines required is clinically recommended and appropriate.
** A £25 deposit is required per patient at the time of booking.