Do I need a typhoid injection if I actually had typhoid about 15 years ago?

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    julialove10posted 7 years ago

    Do I need a typhoid injection if I actually had typhoid about 15 years ago?

    I also had injections every year or so for 10 years before I had typhoid while living in Bolivia

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    Temirahposted 7 years ago

    Hello Julia,
    A good question to ask. 

    There isn't no evidence that if you've had typhoid you're immune to future episodes of the disease. 

    Typhoid vaccination needs to be repeated every 3 years (depending on the brand used and local recommendations) for those at risk, as well as using good hygiene because the vaccination isn't 100% effective on its own.

    There's more in depth info here: http://www.nathnac.org/travel/factsheet … yphoid.htm (if the link isn't live here, copy and paste it into your browser).

    I hope that helps and happy travelling.

 
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