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Cholera is a disease usually caused by a germ called the Vibrio cholerae, and is spread the most via contaminated food or water.
The Cholera Vaccine is given orally after the child turns 1 year old. There are two doses to be given at a gap of 2 weeks.
It's a contagious disease that can lead to serious watery diarrhea, which can cause dehydration and if not treated timely, can even prove to be fatal.
The possible mild effects of Cholera Vaccine generally include mild fever, weakness, feeling of discomfort and tiredness.
You should avoid or delay the immunization if:
1)Your child is sick at the time of immunization, however; if it's just cold or minor illness, there's no harm in giving the vaccine.
2)Your child had any sort of allergic reaction to the previous dose of cholera vaccine.
There can be mild fever or headache which can be treated very easily. Speak to your doctor and get the prescribed medicines.
Yes, you can have your child vaccinated with cholera vaccine along with other injected vaccines. It is not known to cause any allergic reaction.
You must get in touch with your doctor if you are not sure about vaccinating your child or there are any severe problems post the immunization.