Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) -- Typhoid Vaccines: What You Need to Know
This two-page Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) educates people about vaccines to prevent typhoid fever. It describes typhoid symptoms, transmission, and effects. It explains the differences between inactivated (killed) typhoid vaccine, which is administered as a shot, and live, attenuated (weakened) vaccine, which is taken orally. For each vaccine, the VIS identifies who should be vaccinated and when, and who should not get the vaccine or should wait. It discusses risks and side effects, and explains what to look for and what to do in the event of a severe allergic reaction. Contact information for the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is provided, along with tips for how people can learn more about typhoid vaccines.
The English-language VIS was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. The translations are provided by the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) and its partner organizations.
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.