Typhoid fever vaccination

This page tells you all about typhoid fever and vaccination against it at Vaccination Point. Are you travelling to a region where you are at risk of infection? Then schedule your appointment at one of our locations on time and travel safely.

What is typhoid fever?

Typhoid fever is an intestinal disease caused by salmonella bacteria. This bacteria is found in the faeces of sick patients or people who carry the bacteria. When there is a lack of hygiene, the bacteria can spread. Think of restaurant workers who do not wash their hands properly. This allows them to contaminate food and drink. Consuming contaminated food can cause typhoid fever.

Where does it occur?

Typhoid fever is relatively common in South Asia, such as India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. But it can also occur in sub-Saharan Africa and Central and South America. However, the risk here is considerably lower.

Symptoms and risks

The best-known symptoms of typhoid fever are diarrhoea and fever. However, an infected person may also have symptoms such as headache, abdominal pain, decreased appetite, drowsiness and red spots on the abdomen. The time between becoming infected and becoming ill is about 8 to 14 days.

Vaccine series

One-off

Protection duration

3 years

Risk areas

South Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and Central and South America

Vaccinate against typhoid fever

At Vaccination Point, you can get vaccinated against typhoid fever. The vaccination consists of a single injection. The duration of protection of the vaccine is three years and gives 60-70% protection against the disease. Immunity is usually developed within two to three weeks after the injection. It is therefore important to ensure that you are vaccinated on time so that you are maximally protected upon arrival at your travel destination.

Costs and fees

For the current cost of the one-off typhoid fever vaccination, please take a look at the rates page. Please note! These amounts do not include (telephone) consultation fees. Depending on your health insurance, (part of) the vaccination may be reimbursed. See our fees page for possible reimbursement through your insurance.

Make an appointment immediately!

Want to make an appointment for typhoid fever vaccination? You can easily do so at a Vaccination Point location near you! Schedule your appointment now and travel safely. For more information or a consultation, you can also contact us.

Still have questions?

Do you still have questions about vaccinations at Vaccinatiepunt? Then take a look at the frequently asked questions below!

You can always check our website first for each destination. Then you can make an make an appointment. Our team will process your application; if it turns out that you do not need vaccinations, the appointment will be cancelled.

Ultimately, you decide for yourself. Vaccination Point can only advise which vaccinations are necessary for your trip or which vaccinations are recommended.

This is certainly possible. Almost all vaccinations can be given at the same time. With live attenuated vaccines, however, it is not recommended to take them at the same time, as this can significantly reduce the duration of protection of a vaccine. It is then recommended to leave at least four weeks between the two vaccines so that both maintain their full protection duration.

Some vaccinations require multiple doses at intervals of several weeks or months, so it is advisable to start arranging your vaccinations as early as possible. This will also give your immune system time to build up adequate protection. The timing depends on the nature and duration of your trip. As a guideline: for simple trips, make an appointment for the first consultation 4 - 8 weeks before departure, and for long-term or high-risk trips, more than six months in advance.

This question will be answered by the nurse during the consultation. You would do well to ask your treating doctor/specialist early on whether there are any objections from his/her side to your planned trip.

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