Diptheria, tetanus and polio vaccination

Diptheria, tetanus and Polio vaccination

Diphtheria is a highly contagious bacterial infection that affects the nose and throat and can lead to difficulties in breathing and respiratory problems. In severe cases in unvaccinated individuals the disease can lead to respiratory and heart failure or a build-up of toxins in the nervous system. The disease is spread through respiration droplets in sneezes and coughs.

Tetanus is a serious but rare condition caused by bacteria getting into a wound. Tetanus bacteria can survive for a long time outside the body, and are commonly found in soil and the manure of animals such as horses and cows. If the bacteria enter the body through a wound, they can quickly multiply and release a toxin that affects the nerves, causing symptoms such as muscle stiffness and spasms.

Polio is a potentially life threatening acute viral infection which is highly contagious and may lead to permanent nerve damage causing paralysis of limbs and respiratory muscles.

Service details

The childhood vaccination programmes include a vaccine against Diphtheria, Tetanus & Polio. Once the childhood course is completed travellers need a booster every 10 years when planning on travel to higher risk areas.

Price: Small charge

Frequency: When required...

Availability

This service is available in / from the following pharmacies:

 

Select your preferred pharmacy to visit their page and enquire about this service or just pop in when it suits you.

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