Tetanus is contracted through dirty cuts and scratches and poliomyelitis (Polio) spreads through contaminated food and water. They are serious infections of the nervous system. Diphtheria is also spread by droplet infection through close personal contact. Vaccination is advised if close contact with locals in risk areas is likely. Pertussis ( Whooping Cough) is an infection of the linings of the airways and is highly infectious.
Whooping Cough Vaccine is not routinely given to adults in the UK. Over the last 3-5 years there have been outbreaks of Whooping Cough in Australia and the USA. Travellers have become concerned about the risk of contracting whooping cough themselves, or infecting young grandchildren they are visiting who may not yet be vaccinated. The Department of Health advise that in this circumstance travellers wishing to be immunised should arrange vaccination at their destination.
For those that wish to be vaccinated before their trip we can offer GSK Boostrix- IPV vaccine. This vaccine is imported from Europe and holds an EU Product License.
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Cost per dose – £90
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Please note: if you require the Whooping Cough vaccine we will need to do a risk assessment before administering the vaccine. Please call the clinic on 01273 749100 or 01903 254774 to discuss.