What are the cholera vaccine recommendations from the CDC?

Updated: Feb 03, 2021
  • Author: Sajeev Handa, MBBCh, BAO, LRCSI, LRCPI; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Use of Cholera Vaccine recommend [22, 23] :

  • Adults between the ages of 18 and 64 yr are recommended to receive one dose of the lyophilized CVD 103-HgR (Vaxchora, PaxVax) cholera vaccine before travel to areas with active cholera transmission.

  • Vaccine recipients should not have received oral or parenteral antibiotics in the 14 days before vaccine administration.

  • Recipients should wait at least 10 days after vaccine administration to take chloroquine.


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