Typhoid Vaccine in Singapore

Protect Yourself from Typhoid Fever with Vaccination

Typhoid fever is a serious illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi. It spreads through contaminated food and water, leading to severe symptoms such as high fever, stomach pain, headache, and diarrhea. The best way to prevent typhoid fever, especially when traveling to high-risk areas, is through vaccination.


What is Typhoid Fever?

Typhoid fever is a life-threatening infection that affects millions of people worldwide each year. It is most common in regions with poor sanitation and limited access to clean water. Symptoms of typhoid fever can range from mild to severe and, if untreated, can lead to serious complications or death.


Who Should Get Vaccinated?

The typhoid vaccine is recommended for:

  • Travelers to areas where typhoid fever is common, including parts of Asia, Africa, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.
  • People who will have prolonged exposure to potentially contaminated food and water.
  • Laboratory workers who handle Salmonella Typhi bacteria.


Vaccination Schedule

  • Inactivated Vaccine: One dose at least two weeks before travel.
  • Live Attenuated Vaccine: Four doses, taken every other day, with the last dose completed at least one week before travel.


Side Effects and Precautions

Common side effects of the typhoid vaccine include:

  • Pain, redness, and swelling at the injection site
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea

Severe allergic reactions are rare but require immediate medical attention if they occur. It is essential to inform your healthcare provider about any allergies or previous adverse reactions to vaccines before receiving the typhoid vaccine​.

How Much Does The Typhoid Vaccine Cost?


Vaccine Price per dose
Typhim $65

Prices are as of Apr 2024 and may be subjected to GST.
Prices subject to change without prior notice.

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