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Polio, Diphtheria & Tetanus Vaccination

Private Clinic

Get expert advice from our clinicians. Online booking available.

Full Range of Vaccines

Including Yellow Fever, Typhoid, Hepatitis A & B and more.

Same Day Appointment

For last minute travellers.

Anti-Malarials

Dispensed on-site in clinic in addition to other travel essentials.

About the vaccine

When to get vaccinated: You should get vaccinated at least two weeks before travelling.

Course: If you have had the vaccine before, you will need one dose as a booster. If it’s your first jab, you may need several doses.

Boosters: The vaccine protects you for 10 years. You will need a booster to remain protected after 10 years.

How it is given: The vaccine consists of an injection usually given in your upper arm.

Side effects: You may experience temporary side effects such as headache, joint & muscle pain and soreness at the injection site.

Children: The vaccine is suitable for children over the age of 10 years.

Additional precautions: Polio, Tetanus and Diphtheria are serious illnesses which can cause a range of complications. They can be fatal.

Pricing

How it works

1. Book Online

Pick a time and date to book your travel vaccinations or other services on offer.

2. Assessment

Our specially-trained pharmacist will advise you on any vaccinations and antimalarials you should consider.

3. Treatment

You can purchase antimalarials and other travel essentials after consulting with our pharmacists on-site.

FAQ

Polio is a viral infection, which was very common in the UK during the 1940s and 1950s. Due to widespread polio vaccination, polio no longer exists in the UK. The polio virus causes damage to the nervous system, which can lead to permanent paralysis and death.

 

Tetanus is a bacterial infection caused by clostridium tetani bacteria. The most typical symptom of tetanus is the stiffness of your jaw muscles, also referred to as lockjaw. Tetanus patients tend to develop cramps and muscle spasms over 1 – 4 days, which can have an impact on their ability to breathe and swallow. 

 

Diphtheria is a highly contagious infection, which can spread rapidly. It is transmitted through contact with the saliva and mucus of an infected person. Typical symptoms of diphtheria are a high fever, sore throat, difficulties breathing and a grey or white membrane in the patient’s throat. 

Vaccination is the current best prevention option against all 3 diseases. 

Adults and children over 10 years: It is usually injected into the upper arm.

Child 10–17 years: first booster dose – should be given at least 5 years after primary course, then second booster dose – should be given 10 years after first booster dose (this interval can be reduced to a minimum of 5 years if previous doses were delayed).
 
Adult: first booster dose – should be given at least 5 years after primary course, second booster dose – should be given 10 years after first booster dose (this interval can be reduced to a minimum of 5 years if previous doses were delayed).

We provide you with certificates for Yellow Fever and Meningitis ACWY vaccinations. We give administration records for the rest.

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