Dukoral vaccine may protect against cholera and traveller’s diarrhea.
This vaccine may be given to people who are travelling. It depends on where you’re travelling and what you’re doing. Check with a travel health clinic or your doctor or pharmacist to see if this vaccine is right for you.
In Alberta, Dukoral isn’t free.
Contact a travel health clinic or your doctor or pharmacist to see if they sell the vaccine.
Facts about cholera and travellers’ diarrhea
Cholera and traveller’s diarrhea are both infections caused by bacteria. Symptoms include very bad diarrhea, throwing up, and belly cramping. They’re normally treated by replacing lost fluids. You might also get antibiotics.
Your risk for cholera and traveller’s diarrhea depends on where you’re travelling and what you’re doing. To find out if you’re at risk, contact a travel health clinic in your area or a pharmacist that provides travel vaccines.
Cholera and traveller’s diarrhea spread by drinking water or eating food that’s become unsafe (contaminated) with the bacteria. It can happen in areas where there’s a lack of clean, safe water.
Current as of: February 11, 2022
Author: Provincial Immunization Program, Alberta Health Services
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