VIVOTIF® (Typhoid Vaccine Live Oral Ty21a) is indicated for immunization of adults and children greater than 6 years of age against disease caused by Salmonella Typhi. Routine typhoid vaccination is not recommended in the United States of America.⁸
Selective immunization against typhoid fever is recommended for the following groups:
Travelers to areas in which there is a recognized risk of exposure to S Typhi⁸
Persons with intimate exposure (eg, household contact) to an S Typhi carrier⁸
Microbiology Labradorians who work frequently with S Typhi⁸
There is no evidence to support the use of typhoid vaccine to control common source outbreaks, disease following natural disasters, or in persons attending rural summer camps.⁸
Typhoid vaccination does require a prescription from your physician.