Enteroshield is indicated for active immunization of persons above 6 months of age against Typhoid disease. It is a purified Vi capsular polysaccharide of Salmonella Typhi 2 bacteria conjugated to Tetanus Toxoid. It comes as a pre filled syringe containing Sodium chloride and water.
Single primary dose of Vi PS conjugate vaccine can be given at 9-12 months maintaining the minimum 4 weeks gap with the MMR1 dose. Booster dose of either Vi-polysaccharide (Vi-PS) or the conjugate vaccine can be given at 2 years of age if primary vaccination is done with conjugate vaccine. Re-vaccination is not required if conjugate vaccine booster is given, as opposed to Vi-PS vaccine which require repeat doses every 3 years to ensure protection from Typhoid.
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