how can typhoid happen even after vaccination

Swati - posted on 04/18/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

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my son is 5 yrs old..he got typhoid even after vacc..can anyone tell me d reason 4 dat?

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Reynelle - posted on 04/18/2010

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Unfortunately the vaccine is not 100% effective and because of that you still have to exercise caution about what you eat or drink. Antibiotics and some malaria tablets can hinder the oral vaccine from working and both the injection and oral vaccines are only about 75% effective, particularly if you are exposed to large numbers of typhoid bacteria. This information is from both UK and US government health sites. Hope it helped explain a little better.

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