Typhoid Meds Getting ready to go to Vietnam in April, so I went and got a tetanus booster shot on Thursday & am taking meds for typhus. Feels a little weird to be putting live germs in my gut, no matter how "attenuated." Apparently, side effects are usually mild. We'll see. Since I've been to VN several times, I have most of the other shots I need & the truth is, in the cities (where I will spend most of my time) most of the things I'm vaccinated against are not really a problem. But I am hoping to get out in the countryside a bit, thus the excess of caution.