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Timing of vaccinations

Typhoid Oral

  • Contraindicated in pregnancy, immunocompromised
  • Antibiotics - allow 48 hours before and after vaccination.
  • Chloraquine and mefloquine should be started 3 days after completion of  typhoid (WHO)
  • NHMRC recommends giving Sabin (OPV) and typhoid oral 2 weeks apart (debatable)
  • Immunoglobulin does not interfere
  • Malarone - allow 10 day interval after completing oral typhoid

Yellow Fever:

  • Contraindicated in those with true egg allergy and immunocompromised ** (scroll to Adverse Reactions)
  • Live vaccines MMR and Varicella should be given concurrently or at least 4 weeks apart
  • Oral cholera, Sabin (OPV), Typhoid oral and BCG do not inhibit immune response
  • Hepatitis, typhoid, DTP and meningococcal vaccines do not interact
  • Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Plague vaccines - interaction not known


  • Egg - yellow fever, MMR, influenza
  • Neomycin - MMR


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North East Valley Division General Practice, Victoria, Australia, Disclaimer 
Level 1, Pathology Building, Repatriation Campus, A&RMC, Heidelberg West VIC 3081. .. map
Phone: 03 9496 4333, Fax: 03 9496 4349,  Email: nevdgp@nevdgp.org.au
Please note: NEVDGP does not provide an on-line consultation