When to Take DUKORAL® to Prevent Cholera

It is important that you take DUKORAL® at the right time.

Adults and children 6 years and older should take two doses of DUKORAL® at least one week (up to 6 weeks) apart. Children 2 to 6 years should take three doses of DUKORAL® at least one week (up to 6 weeks) apart started at least 3 weeks before the trip.

Protection starts about 1 week after the last dose and lasts for about 2 years in adults and children 6 years and older, and for about 6 months in children who are 2 to 6 years old. Make sure that you take the last dose of vaccine at least 1 week before leaving on your trip.

Dukoral®

Adults: 2 doses / at least one week (up to 6 weeks) apart

 

  • Take the 1st dose no later than 2 weeks before you leave for your trip

 

Protection starts about 1 week after the 2nd dose and lasts for about 2 years

 

  • Take the 2nd dose at least one week before you leave on your trip

 

Dukoral®

Children 2-6 years old: 3 doses / at least one week (up to 6 weeks) apart

 

  • Take the 1st dose at least 3 weeks before you leave for your trip

 

Protection starts about 1 week after the 3rd dose and lasts for about 6 months

 

  • Take the 3rd dose at least 1 week before you leave on your trip