“CVD 37000: Immunity and Microbiome Studies at Intestinal and Systemic Sites in Ty21a Vaccinated Adults”
This is an open-label, non-randomized study. The purpose of this study is to better understand how vaccines against typhoid fever affect the normal immune system and bacteria in the intestine. Patients having standard-of-care colonoscopies will be divided into 3 groups: Group 1: Vivotif typhoid vaccination then colonoscopy; Group 2: Colonoscopy, then Vivotif typhoid vaccination, then follow-up colonoscopy; Group 3: Colonoscopy without vaccination. The Vivotif typhoid vaccine used in this study is licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for travelers to developing countries. Volunteers will be asked to donate tissue, blood, saliva and stool samples for studying how the body responds to the typhoid vaccine.
Drug - Vivotif Typhoid Oral Vaccine
The 4 doses (1 capsule each) will be administered on alternate days, e.g., days 0, 2, 4, and 7 (Â± 1 day) under the supervision of the study coordinator(s).