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Cholera

15 September 2010

Vaccines against bacterial diseases

Most vaccines against bacterial infections are effective at preventing disease.

Summary

  • Most vaccines against bacterial infections are effective at preventing disease
  • Reactions can occur after vaccinations
  • Vaccines are available against tuberculosis, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type B, cholera, typhoid, and Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Tuberculosis (TB)

Diphtheria

Side-effects – the most important being anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) – are rare. Anyone who has had an allergic reaction to the diphtheria toxoid should not receive the vaccine again.

Tetanus

Pertussis (whooping cough)

Haemophilus influenzae type B

Cholera

Typhoid

Streptococcus pneumoniae

 

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