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Typhoid vaccine, live Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Typhoid vaccine, live is also known as: Vivotif Berna, Vivotif Berna Vaccine

Typhoid vaccine, live Pregnancy Warnings

Live oral typhoid vaccine has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have not been reported. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. No adverse effects have been reported after accidental administration during pregnancy. Live typhoid vaccine should only be given during pregnancy if clearly needed. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend avoiding pregnancy for 1 month after being vaccinated with live virus vaccines and avoiding live virus vaccination during pregnancy because of the theoretical risk of transmission to the fetus. Inactivated typhoid vaccine (Vi capsular polysaccharide) is considered the typhoid vaccine of choice during pregnancy.

Typhoid vaccine, live Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of live oral typhoid vaccine in human milk. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) consider the administration of live virus vaccines compatible with breast-feeding. However, it should be remembered that neonates are too young to be vaccinated and will not be protected against infection.

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