There is a vaccine available for typhoid, but it is not on the Australian Immunisation Schedule.
Typhoid vaccination is recommended for:
- military personnel
- laboratory workers who routinely work with Salmonella Typhi
- travellers aged ≥2 years travelling to typhoid-endemic regions
Typhoid fever is caused by a systemic infection with Salmonella enterica subspecies entericaserovar Typhi. It is transmitted mainly through faecally contaminated food and water and is typically a travel-related disease. More than 90% of recent typhoid fever cases reported in Australia were acquired overseas.
(Text adapted from the Australian Immunisation Handbook)
For more information about typhoid and the vaccine available please see here.
Page reviewed November 2018.