Typhoid and paratyphoid are infections acquired by the ingestion of food or water contaminated by the bacteria Salmonella Typhi or Salmonella Paratyphi. Symptoms of typhoid and paratyphoid include fever, headache, muscle or joint pains, constipation or diarrhoea and a rash. Complications include intestinal bleeding and perforation (development of a hole in the wall of the bowel). If treated most people will make a full recovery however if untreated death rates can be high.
The risk of acquiring typhoid or paratyphoid can be reduced by ensuring good personal hygiene and following advice on the prevention of food and water-borne diseases. Vaccination is recommended for travellers whose planned activities put them at higher risk of typhoid infection in areas where sanitation and food hygiene are likely to be poor.
A single-dose intramuscular vaccine (75% effective) or a three-dose oral vaccine(50-60% effective) is available to those identified at high risk.
£35 per course
HOW IT WORKS
Around six to eight weeks before your trip, allow sufficient time to complete any necessary vaccination courses.
HAVE A FREE PERSONALISED RISK ASSESSMENT
Our expertly-trained pharmacist will guide you on the necessary vaccinations and antimalarials to consider.
GET ANY VACCINATIONS & ANTIMALARIALS YOU MAY NEED
You'll also be given additional personalised advice to help you stay healthy on your trip
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The vaccinations you need depend on your destination, planned activities, and current health status. To determine the appropriate vaccinations, consult our travel health pharmacist or book a travel health consultation online.
Ideally, you should schedule your vaccinations 4-6 weeks before departure. This allows time for vaccines to take effect and for any potential side effects to subside.
Travel vaccinations are generally safe and well-tolerated. However, like any medication, some individuals may experience side effects. Our travel health pharmacist can discuss potential side effects and precautions with you.
If you have a medical condition or are taking medications, inform our travel health pharmacist during your consultation. They can help determine the appropriateness of specific vaccines and provide personalized recommendations.
To schedule an appointment, you can book a Travel Health Consultation or book for the specific vaccine you require. Either book online or call our pharmacy, or stop by in person. Our staff will be happy to assist you in arranging a convenient time for your consultation and vaccinations.