Hepatitis A & Typhoid Vaccine
|Hepatitis A & Typhoid||
(Inactivated/Polysaccha ride) winrix Paediatric
|Hepatyrix® 15+ years||£75.00|
|Viatim® 16+ years||£75.00|
The vaccine is administered through the recommended two-dose schedule.
A combination hepatitis A/typhoid (ViCPS) vaccine, administered as a single dose.
Protective levels from 2 weeks
Boost hepatitis A between 6 months – 1 year
Boost typhoid at 3 years
Developing countries with poor sanitary conditions and hygienic practices. Countries with transitional economies where sanitation varies from good to bad.
Hepatitis A is a viral infection that affects the Liver. It is one of the most common reasons behind foodborne infections. Hepatitis A is a disease that occurs all around the world especially in countries where sanitation conditions are poor.
Hepatitis A is transmitted through ingesting contaminated food and water that has faeces. Due to poor sanitation, it is possible for the virus to be passed on to a human through direct contact.
It can take up to a fortnight for symptoms to even start appearing when you have Hepatitis A. Different severities of the virus show different symptoms. In older and those with pre-existing liver diseases there will be higher severity than that of younger children and adults. The typical symptoms include fever, muscular pains, vomiting/nausea, diarrhoea, weight loss, abdominal pain and the yellow discolouration of the skin and eyes.
There is currently no treatment for Hepatitis A however, symptoms can just pass within a few months. Symptoms can be treated at home.
It is of utmost important to observe food and water hygiene whilst travelling. This includes only drinking bottled water, completely avoiding the use of ice, avoiding consumption of salads and only consuming food that is extremely hot upon serving. Hepatitis A can also be prevented by the use of a very safe and effective vaccine
The only way to know for sure if an illness is typhoid fever is to have samples of stool or blood tested for the presence of Salmonella Typhi.
Typhoid fever is a systemic infection caused by Salmonella Typhi, usually through ingestion of contaminated food or water.
Symptoms are often non-specific and clinically non-distinguishable from other febrile illnesses. However, clinical severity varies and severe cases may lead to serious complications or even death.
Hospital admission is usually recommended and an antibiotic therapy.
An injectable polysaccharide vaccine based on the purified Vi antigen (known as Vi-PS vaccine) for persons aged two years and above; and a live attenuated oral Ty21a vaccine in capsule formulation for those over five years of age.