occur worldwide each year.4
Enjoying the local fare when you travel is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in a culture. However, it could put you at risk for cholera, a potentially life-threatening disease.3
Cholera is an intestinal infection most commonly caused by the bacteria Vibrio cholerae serogroup O1.3 You can get cholera by eating food or drinking water that has been contaminated with fecal matter from people who have been infected with the bacteria.3 Symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and severe dehydration which, if left untreated, can be deadly.3
Since you often don't know how sanitary cooking conditions may be when traveling, it's smart to do all you can to help protect yourself.
It is estimated that cholera is regularly found in
69 countries, primarily in Africa,
Asia, and the Caribbean.4
Vaxchora® can help protect you from cholera when you travel abroad.2
Vaxchora® is prescription vaccine used in adults to help protect against cholera. You should only take Vaxchora® if you are between 18 and 64 years old and plan to travel to places where there is cholera.2
Vaxchora® may not work for everyone, including people who live in places where there is cholera and people who have pre-existing protection from cholera or have had a cholera vaccine. Vaxchora® may not work for cholera caused by bacteria not covered by the vaccine.2 See “Important Facts About VAXCHORA®” below for more details.
Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist about VAXCHORA®
Vaxchora® is a single dose oral vaccine.2
How to take Vaxchora®2:
Do not take Vaxchora® if you are allergic to any ingredient of Vaxchora® or have had an allergic reaction to any cholera vaccine.2
The most common side effects of Vaxchora® are: tiredness, headache, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and diarrhea.2
Vaxchora® was shown to be effective in clinical trials2*:
of people were protected
against cholera at 10 days.
of people were protected against
cholera through 3 months.
*Results based on participants challenged with live cholera in two separate groups, one at day 10 and another
3 months after vaccination.
Ask how Vaxchora® may help protect you
while traveling to cholera-affected areas.
VAXCHORA is a prescription vaccine used in 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 18 and 64 years old and plan to travel to places where there is cholera.
VAXCHORA may not work for:
It is not known if VAXCHORA is safe and effective in children.
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:
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?
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.
After you take VAXCHORA, you may feel tired or lose your appetite, or you may experience headache, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
These are not all the possible side effects of VAXCHORA. Talk to your HCP about any side effects that you may experience.
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.
For more information about VAXCHORA®, please see full Prescribing Information.
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