Typhoid Vaccine – Who Should Get It (and Why!)

The burden of typhoid fever (locally referred by Indonesians as Sakit Tipes, Sakit Tipus) remains high in areas with high density population (people > land). This is due to lack of food-handling hygiene, and overall sanitation. Increasing antibiotic resistance  is also making treatment more and more costly. Although improvements in water and sanitation infrastructure and…

Hepatitis B Vaccine Repeating Shots – Is It Necessary?

Most people have heard of Hepatitis B vaccine by now. Not to mention, a lot have received Hepatitis B vaccine doses (whether it is 1, 2 or the complete 3 shots). The recommended schedule for the hepatitis B vaccine is to receive the first shot, followed in one month by the second shot.  Six months following the…