20 Jun 2019

Updated ‘Green book’ typhoid chapter

The typhoid chapter of immunisation against infectious disease has been updated Updated ‘Green book’ typhoid chapter

Updates have been made to the typhoid chapter in the ‘Green book’ Immunisation against infectious disease’.

  • The minimum age for Vivotif oral typhoid vaccine has been lowered to 5 years in line with the Summary of Product Characteristics [1, 2]. 
  • Updates have been made to the content on epidemiology including a reminder on the development of antibiotic resistant strains of typhoid and the need to check up to date country specific recommendations for travellers.

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