Diphtheria, Tetanus & Polio Vaccine Information
Vaccine Quick Information
- When to get vaccinated:
- At least 10 days before you travel.
- The vaccine protects you for 10 years. After this, a booster dose is required.
- One dose.
- How is it given:
- The vaccine is usually given as an injection in the upper arm.
- Side effects:
- Common side effects include soreness at the injection site and generally feeling unwell.
- The vaccine is available to anyone over the age of 10.
- Certificate requirements:
- Certain countries which have a high risk of Polio, will require travellers to show evidence of vaccination before entering.
- Risk if you contract Diptheria, Tetanus and Polio:
- Is varying with the different diseases, however all can be fatal.
Diptheria, Tetanus & Polio is given as a single vaccine, every 10 years when travelling to countries of high risk.
- £35 per dose
- 1 dose(s)
- Total Cost
Diphtheria, Tetanus & Polio is given to children as part of the childhood vaccination programme in the UK. However, if you are travelling to countries of a high risk of Diptheria and Polio, travellers will be required to take 1 booster dose of the vaccine. This is required every 10 years.
Tetanus infection can occur if a traveller has an open wound which is not cleaned and treated quickly and correctly. If you are travelling on holiday and are an animal lover, we would highly recommend you to have this vaccine, as animal bites are one of the most common ways in which you can get infected with tetanus.
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