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About the Typhoid Vaccine at Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield

Welcome to Abbeydale Pharmacy, your trusted healthcare provider in Sheffield. Located at 713 Abbeydale Road, S7 2BE, we offer the Typhoid vaccine to protect you from this serious disease. Here, we provide detailed information about the Typhoid vaccine, its importance, and symptoms to be aware of.


What is Typhoid?


Typhoid fever is a bacterial infection caused by Salmonella typhi. It is typically spread through contaminated food or water and is more common in regions with poor sanitation and limited access to clean drinking water. Typhoid can cause severe illness and, if not treated promptly, can be life-threatening.


Importance of the Typhoid Vaccine


The Typhoid vaccine is a safe and effective way to protect yourself against this potentially severe infection. Vaccination is especially important for travelers to areas where Typhoid is common, including parts of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The vaccine significantly reduces the risk of contracting and spreading Typhoid fever.


Symptoms of Typhoid


According to TravelHealthPro, symptoms of Typhoid can develop gradually and may include:

  • Fever: Sustained high fever that can reach up to 104°F (40°C).

  • Headache: Persistent and severe.

  • Weakness and Fatigue: General feeling of being unwell.

  • Stomach Pain: Abdominal discomfort and cramps.

  • Loss of Appetite: Reduced desire to eat.

  • Diarrhea or Constipation: Changes in bowel habits.

  • Rash: Flat, rose-colored spots on the abdomen and chest in some cases.

  • Enlarged Spleen and Liver: Swelling of the spleen and liver.

If you suspect you have Typhoid fever, seek immediate medical attention.


Who Should Get the Typhoid Vaccine?


  • Travelers: Individuals traveling to areas where Typhoid is prevalent, especially those planning to stay for extended periods or visit rural areas.

  • Residents of Endemic Areas: People living in regions with a high incidence of Typhoid fever.

  • Health Workers: Those working in regions where Typhoid is common.

  • People Visiting Friends or Relatives: Travelers visiting friends or relatives in countries with a high risk of Typhoid.


Vaccine Schedule


The Typhoid vaccine is available in two forms: injectable and oral.

  • Injectable Typhoid Vaccine (Vi polysaccharide vaccine): A single injection provides protection for about 2 years. A booster dose is recommended every 2 years for ongoing protection.

  • Oral Typhoid Vaccine (Live attenuated vaccine): Taken as a series of four capsules, one capsule every other day. This vaccine provides protection for about 5 years. A booster dose is recommended every 5 years for ongoing protection.


Safety and Side Effects


The Typhoid vaccine is safe and well-tolerated. Common side effects are generally mild and may include pain and redness at the injection site (for the injectable vaccine), nausea, and abdominal discomfort (for the oral vaccine). Serious side effects are very rare.


Get Vaccinated at Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield


For residents of Sheffield, Abbeydale Pharmacy at 713 Abbeydale Road, S7 2BE, is your convenient destination for receiving the Typhoid vaccine. Our experienced and friendly staff are here to provide you with the highest standard of care, ensuring you are well-protected.


Contact Us


For more detailed information, personalized recommendations, and to schedule your Typhoid vaccination, please consult with our healthcare providers at Abbeydale Pharmacy. We are here to support you in making informed decisions about your health.

Explore our other resources and educational materials available on our website to learn more about Typhoid and the benefits of vaccination. Your health and safety are our top priorities. Visit Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield for your Typhoid vaccine today.





Additional Services

At Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield, we also offer a comprehensive range of travel vaccinations and operate a full travel clinic to meet all your travel health needs. Ensure you are fully prepared for your travels by visiting us for expert advice and vaccinations tailored to your destination.


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