Typhoid vaccine

The typhoid fever vaccine injection approved for use in the UK is Typhim Vi. The vaccine provides protection for up to three years and is given in a single dose. Side effects are uncommon, and usually mild, such as headache and fever.

Receive before arrival

2 weeks before arrival

Under special circumstances, you can have the vaccine less than 14 days before arrival. Book a free phone consultation for further information.

3 years

Not required

£35 per dose

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01. How long does the typhoid vaccine last

The typhoid vaccine lasts three years for most people. If you still need protection after this time, you can have a booster dose. The booster dose lasts an additional three years.

The typhoid jab should be given at least two weeks before you travel, as this is when the greatest protection begins.

If you need the typhoid vaccine, it is therefore recommended that you book a consultation in advance to ensure you will be fully protected while travelling.

02. Side effects of the typhoid vaccine

Like all medicines and vaccines, the typhoid vaccine can cause side effects, but most people do not experience any at all.

If you do experience typhoid vaccine side effects, they are very unlikely to be serious.

Typhoid vaccine side effects can include:

  • pain in and around the injection site

  • fainting while receiving the injection

  • fever

  • headache

  • asthma

  • diarrhoea or stomach ache

  • sickness or nausea

  • joint or muscle pain

  • tiredness

  • rash

If your typhoid vaccine side effects do not improve, or they become worse, you should talk to your doctor.

03. Who should get the typhoid vaccine

In general, it is recommended that people travelling to a risk area get the typhoid vaccine. Check if there is a current risk of typhoid in the country you are travelling to.

The typhoid vaccine is especially recommended to people who have a greater risk of becoming infected. These people include those travelling to parts of the world with poor sanitation and limited access to clean water.

Moreover, those at greater risk also include young children. This may be because their immune system, which fights off infection, is still developing. It is therefore also recommended that children get the typhoid vaccine, which can be given to everyone who is two years old and over.

But despite the fact that most people can have the typhoid vaccine, it can cause problems for some. This includes people who are:

  • allergic to any of the ingredients of the typhoid vaccine

  • currently unwell with a fever

  • diagnosed with a blood disorder such as haemophilia

  • suffering from a poor or reduced immune system

  • pregnant or breastfeeding

  • planning to have a baby

If you belong to any of these groups or you are unsure whether you should get the typhoid vaccine, you can book a free telephone consultation with one of our prescribing nurses for a personal assessment.

04. Cost of the typhoid vaccine

If you may be at risk of typhoid, it is recommended that you check whether you need the vaccine, as the disease can be fatal. For the cost of the typhoid vaccine, see below.

05. Where to get the typhoid vaccine

If you are already sure that you need the rabies vaccine, you can book a vaccination appointment at your local pharmacy.

If you would like to discuss your specific requirements with a medical advisor, book a free telephone consultation. A Practio nurse will give an individual assessment of your needs and recommend a suitable vaccination programme.

Per Dose

£35 per dose

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Content reviewed by

Anne Marie Major, Independent Nurse Prescriber
25 June 2019