Everything You Need to Know about Typhoid
Are you looking for a typhoid vaccination? If so, you’re probably aware that there’s been a shortage recently. But no longer! We now have lots of typhoid vaccines BACK IN STOCK.
Come and see one of our highly-trained travel nurses if you’re in need of the vaccination for an upcoming trip. In the meantime, let’s talk through everything you need to know about typhoid – and how you can protect yourself during your travels.
What is typhoid?
It’s a bacterial disease that’s highly contagious – faecal-oral transmition, via poor sanitation, poor hygiene, and contaminated food and drink. You can carry typhoid without developing symptoms, but the most common symptoms you should look out for include:
- high temperature and fever
- severe headache
- achy muscles
Without fast treatment, typhoid can be fatal.
Get the typhoid vaccination
The endemic areas with the highest rates of typhoid include India, Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia. If you’re visiting one of these countries, it’s vital that you have the typhoid vaccine to protect yourself from this dangerous infection.
The vaccine is just one simple painless injection and lasts for three years.
Come and see us
Book your appointment with one of our highly trained travel nurses to identify whether you need the typhoid vaccine or not.
We look forward to seeing you.