“The areas worst affected by typhoid fever and hepatitis A are Asia, Africa and Central and South America.”
- One injection contains both vaccines
- Gives at least a year’s protection against hepatitis A
- Up to 3 years’ protection against typhoid fever
Both hepatitis A and typhoid fever are spread by ingesting contaminated food or water, so it can be very useful to get vaccinated against both.
How the vaccine works
This vaccine prepares your body to fight off the hepatitis A virus and the bacteria that causes typhoid, without infecting you with either.
How long does the vaccine last?
The vaccine gives up to 12 months of protection against hepatitis A and 3 years against typhoid. You can get a booster injection for hepatitis A after 6 to 12 months which will then give up to 20 years of protection. For ongoing protection against typhoid you will need an injection every three years.
Most patients experience no side effects from this vaccine. However you may experience some soreness or redness at the injection site. Other side effects include fever, headache, aches and pains and nausea however these are uncommon.
Risk of severe allergic reaction
All LloydsPharmacy staff who provide this service are trained to manage anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction to a vaccine. Symptoms of anaphylaxis can include fainting, shortness of breath, falling blood pressure and swelling of the face and neck. Anaphylaxis is extremely rare and typically happens within ten minutes of receiving the injection.
How do I receive the vaccination?
When you order this vaccine through our service you will be asked to select one of our participating pharmacies. After one of our doctors has approved and processed your order, you will then be required to ring up your selected pharmacy and book an appointment to have your injection.
What are hepatitis A and typhoid?
Hepatitis A is a viral infection that infects the liver, often leading to jaundice and tenderness in the liver. It is not a serious illness but can take months to pass on its own.
Typhoid is a highly contagious bacterial infection that can be fatal if not treated. Symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, a rash and nausea. One serious complication of typhoid is internal bleeding.
How are hepatitis A and typhoid spread?
Both hepatitis A and typhoid are spread by the faeces of an infected person. Commonly, people contract these diseases by consuming contaminated water or food (in particular seafood).
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