Important Facts About VAXCHORA (vaks-CORE-ah).
It is also known as Cholera Vaccine, Live, Oral.

What is VAXCHORA used for?

VAXCHORA is a prescription vaccine used in children and adults for a disease called cholera. You take VAXCHORA by mouth to help protect you against the type of cholera caused by the bacteria Vibrio cholerae serogroup O1.

VAXCHORA should only be used by certain people. You should only take VAXCHORA if you are between 2 and 64 years old and plan to travel to places where cholera is present.

VAXCHORA may not work for:

  • People who live in places where there is cholera
  • People who have pre-existing protection from cholera or have had a cholera vaccine
  • Cholera caused by bacteria not covered by the vaccine

It is not known if VAXCHORA is safe and effective in children under 2 years old.

Who should not take VAXCHORA?

Do not use VAXCHORA if you are allergic to any ingredient of VAXCHORA or have had an allergic reaction to any cholera vaccine.


Can I take VAXCHORA if I have a weakened immune system?

It is important to tell your healthcare provider (HCP) if:

  • You have any medical condition that may lower your ability to fight infections
  • You are taking any medications that may lower your ability to fight infections
  • You have a weakened immune system

VAXCHORA was not studied in people with a weakened immune system. The vaccine may not protect these people.

What are important things to speak with my HCP about?

  • It is important to tell your HCP if you are in close contact with anyone that has a weakened immune system
  • For at least a week after you take the vaccine, it is possible to spread the bacteria in the cholera vaccine while using the bathroom

Can I take VAXCHORA if I take other medications?

Tell your HCP about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Taking VAXCHORA and certain other medicines may affect how VAXCHORA works and may cause
side effects.

What are the most common side effects of VAXCHORA?

After taking VAXCHORA, adults (18-45 years old) may experience tiredness, headache, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and diarrhea. Children and adolescents (2-17) may experience headache, tiredness, stomach pain, loss of appetite, and nausea.

These are not all the possible side effects of VAXCHORA. Talk to your HCP about any side effects that you may experience. You can report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-822-7967 or

Learn more

This summary provides basic information about VAXCHORA, but it does not include all information known about this vaccine. Talk to your HCP or pharmacist about this information. Your HCP is the best person to help you decide if VAXCHORA is right for you.

VAX CON ISI 01/2021

For more information about VAXCHORA, please see full Prescribing Information.

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