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Cholera Vaccine Dosage

Applies to the following strengths: 16 units/mL

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Cholera Prophylaxis

Two 0.5 mL doses IM or subcutaneous administered 1 week to 1 month apart.

Alternate: Two 0.2 mL doses intradermal administered 1 week to 1 month apart.

Booster doses 0.5 mL IM/subcutaneous (or 0.2 mL intradermal) are recommended every 6 months.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Cholera Prophylaxis

>= 6 months to 4 years: Two 0.2 mL doses IM or subcutaneous administered 1 week to 1 month apart.

>= 5 years to 10 years: Two 0.3 mL doses IM or subcutaneous administered 1 week to 1 month apart.

Alternate: Two 0.2 mL intradermal doses administered 1 week to 1 month apart.

>= 10 years: Two 0.5 mL doses IM or subcutaneous administered 1 week to 1 month apart.

Alternate: Two 0.2 mL doses intradermal administered 1 week to 1 month apart.

Booster doses 0.5 mL IM/subcutaneous or (0.2 mL intradermal) are recommended every 6 months.

Precautions

Do not inject IV.

Cholera vaccine should not be administered to persons with thrombocytopenia or any coagulation disorder that would contraindicate intramuscular injection.

Other Comments

All serious adverse reactions should be reported to the US Department of Health and Human Services Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) at 1-800-822-7967.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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