Hepatitis A and Typhoid Vaccine

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Vaccination is the best protection against hepatitis A and typhoid and their complications. This vaccine is recommended for travellers going to regions where the diseases are present.

The vaccine

Vaccination is the best protection against hepatitis A and typhoid and their complications. In addition to vaccination, it is important not to consume potentially contaminated food or water and to apply simple hygiene measures (washing your hands and disinfecting objects contaminated by stools).

Symptoms after vaccination

Some symptoms may be caused by the vaccine (e.g. redness at the injection site). Other problems may occur by chance and are not related to the vaccine (e.g. cold, gastro, headache).

Hepatitis A and typhoid vaccine is safe. Most reactions are harmless and do not last long.

Frequency Possible reactions to the vaccine What to do
In most cases
(more than 50% of people)
  • Pain at the injection site
  • Apply a cold, damp compress at the injection site.
  • Use medication for fever or discomfort if needed.
  • See a doctor symptoms are severe.
Very often
(less than 50% of people)
  • Redness and swelling at the injection site
  • Fatigue, headache, muscle soreness
Often
(less than 10% of people)
  • Fever, diarrhea, dizziness, discomfort, nausea
Rarely
(less than 1 person in 1,000)
  • Itching, joint pain, skin rash

We recommend that you stay at the clinic for at least 15 minutes after vaccination because allergic reactions may occur. If an allergic reaction occurs, the symptoms will appear a few minutes after the vaccination. The person giving the vaccine will be able to treat this reaction immediately.

For any questions, contact the person giving the vaccine, or Info-Santé 811 or your doctor.

Last update: October 22, 2015 11:45 AM

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