Cholera Vaccine Information
Vaccine Quick Information
- When to get vaccinated:
- The full course needs to be completed at least one week before travelling.
- The vaccine will last 2 years, after that a booster dose is required.
- Two doses given at least one week apart.
- How is it given:
- The vaccine is given as a drink and therefore you should avoid eating and drinking, and taking medication for at least one hour before having the vaccination.
- Side effects:
- Common side effects include fever, digestive problems and headaches.
- The vaccine is suitable for children over the age of 2.
- Additional precautions:
- In addition to getting vaccinated you need to practise good hand, food and water hygiene.
- Risk if you contract cholera:
- Cholera can cause digestive problems such as severe diarrhoea, vomiting and lead to dehydration. This can be fatal in children and the elderly.
The cholera vaccine is given as an oral as 2 doses, however in children further doses may be required to provide full protection.
- £30 per dose
- 2 dose(s)
- Total Cost
Cholera is a disease caused by bacteria, which still affects many across the world. It is transmitted through food, water and contact with faeces. Once affected by the disease, some patients may not notice any effects, however as the disease affects the digestive system, patients can experience diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting.