What is Typhoid Injection?
Typhoid is a serious disease that is caused by Salmonella Typhi, which is a bacteria. It causes weakness, high fever, stomach pain, a loss of appetite and in some cases a rash. If it is not treated, it can cause death. In most cases, typhoid is contracted from contaminated water or food. It is not common in the U.S. but affects approximately 21 million people around the world each year, killing 200,000 of them.
Who needs a Typhoid Injection? When?
The injection is stronger than the oral vaccination. Anyone who is traveling to a part of the world where typhoid is common should receive the vaccination. One dose will provide protection and it is not a vaccination that requires a booster. If a person is staying in the U.S. there is no need to get this vaccination.
What are the risks of a Typhoid Injection?
There may be a few risks associated with the vaccination including a fever, headache, and swelling or redness at the injection site. If a serious reaction is noticed, then you should contact your doctor right away.
How can I learn more about a Typhoid Injection?
Call the Kansas City Travel and Immunization Clinic today at (913) 469-0011 and one of our knowledgeable staff will be able to assist you.