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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
The typhoid vaccine is given to prevent typhoid infection. Typhoid (also called typhoid fever) is a disease caused by bacteria. It is usually spread through food or water contaminated with bowel movement from an infected person. It can also spread through close contact with an infected person. The typhoid vaccine is not given routinely. It is given to people who are traveling to a country where typhoid is active. Your healthcare provider can tell you if you will be at risk for typhoid where you are traveling.
Call 911 for any of the following:
- Your mouth and throat are swollen.
- You are wheezing or have trouble breathing.
- You have chest pain or your heart is beating faster than usual.
- You feel like you are going to faint.
Return to the emergency department if:
- Your face is red or swollen.
- You have hives that spread over your body.
- You feel weak or dizzy.
Contact your healthcare provider if:
- You have increased pain, redness, or swelling around the area where the shot was given.
- You have questions or concerns about the typhoid vaccine.
Apply a warm compress
to the injection area as directed to decrease pain and swelling.
Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:
Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.
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