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Is There a Vaccine?

One way to prevent typhoid is with a vaccine. There are two types of vaccines. One vaccine contains killed Salmonella typhi bacteria. This vaccine is administered by a shot. The other contains a live but weakened strain of the Salmonella bacteria that causes typhoid. This vaccine is taken orally (by mouth).
Watching what you eat and drink when you travel is as important as being vaccinated, because the vaccines are not completely effective. Avoiding risky foods will also help protect you from other illnesses, including:
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