Typhoid vaccine (Injection)


Typhoid Vi Polysaccharide Vaccine (TYE-foid Vi pol-ee-SAK-a-ride VAX-een)

Prevents typhoid fever.

Brand Name(s)

Typhim Vi

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used

How to Use This Medicine


  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot into one of your muscles.
  • A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Some foods and medicines can affect how this vaccine works. Tell your doctor if you are receiving any treatment that weakens the immune system, such as cancer medicine, radiation treatment, or a steroid.

Warnings While Using This Medicine

  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have a fever, infection, or a weak immune system.
  • You still need to avoid water or food that might spread an illness. This medicine does not protect against all bacteria.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Mild headache
  • Pain, redness, swelling, or a lump under your skin where the shot is given

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Version Info

  • Last reviewed on 12/4/2015

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