Take special care with TYPHIM Vi: This vaccine protects against the typhoid fever bacterium (Salmonella typhi), but not against the related bacteria (Salmonella paratyphi A or B) or non-typhoidal salmonella.
If the patient has a weak immune system, due to: Corticosteroid drugs, cytotoxic medicines, radiotherapy or other treatments likely to weaken the immune system. The doctor may wait until the end of treatment.
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection or any other diseases which weaken the immune system. It is recommended to administer the vaccine although it may not protect the patient as well as it would in a person with a normal immune system.
If the patient suffers from haemophilia or is easily prone to bruising or bleeding.
Fainting can occur (mostly in adolescents) following, or even before, any needle injection. Therefore tell the doctor or nurse if the patient fainted with a previous injection.
Driving and using machines: The effects on the ability to drive and use machines have not been studied.
Use in Children: This vaccine is not indicated in children less than 2 years of age because it is not efficient enough.