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The perfect vaccine for when you’re traveling.

Traveling can be an exhilarating time in your life. It has the ability to get bring you the adventure which you may…

By Erin Ellen , in Medical Services , at July 16, 2019


Traveling can be an exhilarating time in your life. It has the ability to get bring you the adventure which you may have never experienced before. Some people don’t often get the chance to see a lot of the world whereas, they would have loved to just like everyone else. Travelling is often on peoples bucket list of things to do before they die. It has the potential to hold that much weightage in your life that it could be on the bucket list of things to do. However, when doing so, we need to inform you about the dangers that may come about when you are traveling. Malaria is one of the most commonly transmitted diseases among people who are traveling in some sort of moisture laden climate. However even more deadly is contracting viruses such as typhoid and Hepatitis A which along with malaria can be potentially deadly if not taken care of swiftly. One of the favorite attractions when people go abroad to travel is exploring the local cuisine of the country. Cuisine has the ability to make even the most foreign traveler feel a part of the culture through the consumption of the local food which they consume. How can you not go to a place like India and not try some of the curries which have made them famous around the world?! It would be an injustice to your travel experience if you didn’t fully indulge in the local cuisine when traveling to wherever it is that you are going. However, along with that comes the danger of contracting the earlier mentioned viruses such as Hepatitis and Typhoid.  Both of which can be transmitted by consuming contaminated food and water and can cut your trip short and potentially ruin the entire experience for you and whoever may be joining you on your trip. For this reason we recommend that you get vaccinated with vivaxim before you book your tickets. Team med is a company which can supply you or your doctor with the vaccine and that’s about it, you’re ready to go wherever you want and not worry about contracting typhoid from wherever you decide to eat from.  

Typhoid can be devastating disease for whoever has been unfortunate enough to contract it. Headache and diarrhea are the least of your worries when it comes to the symptoms, the fever is what really gets to you and has the ability to be potentially life threatening.  The disease is common in places like South East Asia and Africa and has claimed a number of lives of the years.  
Prevention is key when it comes to traveling, go ahead and get the vaccine before you travel so that you are sure that whatever may happen, you won’t have to worry about contracting the virus when you are outing enjoying yourself in a new part of the world.   

If you happen to have contracted the disease in the past, please do not think that you are in the clear and cannot contract it again. You are perfectly capable of developing the disease again if you are exposed to the virus. You should be about 16 or older if you are considering going in to get vaccinated. The vaccine comes in two forms, oral and injections. The company in question has the injections in stock so that they effects take effect right away. Moreover, these injectable are a better option for pregnant mothers who aren’t able to consume the oral medication.  

There are a few side effects which comes along with consuming vivaxim. Headaches, nausea and fever are some of the common side effects of the vaccine which you may face. Hence, we recommend consulting a doctor before and after consuming the vaccine and if some sort of side effects come along. Other than typhoid, Hepatitis A is a virus which effects the liver and can be extremely harmful to whoever it is that has contracted the virus. The vaccine works to counter the effects of hepatitis as well and ensure that your traveling expedition is one to remember forever.  

Thanks for reading all the way to the end of this article, we wish you the best health on your trip!