Oral Vaccine against Typhoid Fever
VIVOTIF® is a vaccine that is used to protect against typhoid fever. Typhoid fever is caused by a bacteria called S. typhi. The bacteria can be found in contaminated food or wáter. Without anti-biotic treatment – typhoid fever can be fatal.
VIVOTIF® contains a bacteria that is weakened so that it cannot cause typhoid fever. But it can stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies against typhoid fever.
VIVOTIF® is meant for adults and children 6 years and older. One capsule has to be taken orally every alternate day. Three capsules are to be taken over 5 days.
VIVOTIF® is a prescription-only medicine.
The risk of typhoid fever vary by country.
Please consult a Travel Clinic or your personal doctor for important information and advice.