Vaccination against typhoid fever is recommended if you’re travelling to parts of the world where the condition is common, particularly if you’ll:
have frequent or prolonged exposure to conditions where sanitation and food hygiene are likely to be poor
be staying or working with local people
High-risk areas include:
parts of South and Southeast Asia
parts of South and Central America
Two main vaccines are available for typhoid fever in the UK. One is given as a single injection, and the other is given as 3 capsules to take on alternate days.
It’s also possible to have a combined hepatitis A and typhoid jab.
Ideally, the typhoid vaccine should be given at least 1 month before you travel, but it can be given closer to your travel date if necessary.
Booster vaccinations are recommended every 3 years if you continue to be at risk of infection.