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At CVS Pharmacy, vaccinations for adolescents through seniors are administered by a certified immunizing pharmacist. Age and state restrictions apply.* No appointment necessary.

At MinuteClinic, vaccinations for children (18 months and older in most states) through seniors are administered by a medical provider. View wait times and schedule a visit online, or walk in anytime.

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Typhoid vaccine

What is typhoid?

Typhoid fever is caused by a type of salmonella bacteria. It is similar to the types of salmonella that sometimes cause food recalls, but it is much more dangerous. Typhoid bacteria are commonly found in contaminated drinking water and in food in areas with poor sanitation. The infection can be prevented by drinking filtered or bottled water, avoiding certain foods and washing carefully after using the toilet. Common sources of typhoid bacteria include:

  • Condiments
  • Food from street vendors
  • Fountain drinks
  • Ice
  • Raw or soft-cooked eggs, meat and fish
  • Room-temperature
  • Salad
  • Tap water
  • Unpasteurized dairy products
  • Unwashed fruit and vegetables
  • Well water

People who get typhoid fever can become very sick with high fever, weakness/fatigue, stomach pain, headache and more, reports Mayo Clinic.1 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc), about 350 cases of typhoid are diagnosed in the United States each year.2 Most of those cases are travelers who did not take the proper precautions before leaving on their trip.

The good news is that there are ways to protect yourself and reduce your risks of getting typhoid fever. Whether traveling for business or pleasure or to visit family and friends, it is important to be prepared. We can help you protect yourself and your family before leaving on a trip.

What about the typhoid vaccine?

For the best protection, it is recommended to get the typhoid vaccine 1 to 2 weeks before travel. According to the World Health Organization (who), it is still important to be careful with what you eat and drink during your trip. Also, the who website discusses that the vaccine does not protect you for life.3 You may need to be vaccinated again if it has been 2+ years since your last vaccine. If you have a fever or are taking antibiotics, you may need to wait before receiving the vaccine.

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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  1. Typhoid Fever Symptoms - Mayo Clinic. Available at: (Accessed: 16 February 2022)
  2. Typhoid Fever | Disease Directory | Travelers' Health | cdc. Available at: (Accessed: 16 February 2022)
  3. who | Typhoid fever. who Available at: (Accessed: 16 February 2022)

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*Vaccinations vary by state based on regulations. Age restrictions apply. See Immunization Scheduler for details.