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Vaxchora® is the only FDA-approved vaccine to help
protect you against cholera.1,2

An estimated
2.9
million cases
of cholera

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.

Vaxchora® can provide protection in as little as 10 days,
so be sure to get vaccinated 10 days before you travel.2

Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist about VAXCHORA®
before your
next trip.

Vaxchora® is a single dose oral vaccine.2

How to take Vaxchora®2:

  • Vaxchora® is given in your healthcare provider’s office or at select pharmacies
  • Your healthcare provider will prepare your dose of Vaxchora® for you to drink right in the office
  • Be sure not to eat or drink 60 minutes before or after taking Vaxchora®

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*:

90%

of people were protected
against cholera at 10 days.

80%

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.

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 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:

  • 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.

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.

WARNINGS

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 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.

You can report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-822-7967 or vaers.hhs.gov.

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.

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

VAX CON ISI 1/2020

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