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Dukoral vaccine

​​​​​​​​​​What is Dukoral vaccine?

Dukoral vaccine may protect against cholera and traveller’s diarrhea.

​​​Who should get Dukoral?

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.

Where can I get Dukoral vaccine?​​​

Contact a travel health clinic or your doctor or pharmacist to see if they sell the vaccine.

Facts about cholera and travellers’ diarrhea​​​

What is cholera and traveller’s 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.

Who is most at risk?​​​

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.

How are they spread?​​​

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