Polio, diphtheria and tetanus Vaccine • revaxis
£55 per dose
What is polio
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.
Polio survivors often develop post-polio syndrome (PPS) later in life, which causes fatigue and muscle weakness. PPS can occur decades after the polio infection and can not be cured.
If you have grown up in the UK, it is very likely that you were vaccinated during your childhood. If you are planning to travel to a country which has not yet beaten polio, you may need a booster polio vaccine
What is Diphtheria
Diphtheria is a highly contagious infection, which can spread rapidly. It is transmitted through contact with the saliva and mucus of an infected person. Most people in the UK have been vaccinated against the illness, which is why it is a very rare occurrence.
Typical symptoms of diphtheria are a high fever, sore throat, difficulties breathing and a grey or white membrane in the patient’s throat. Patients diagnosed with diphtheria need to be isolated while undergoing antibiotic treatment.
Diphtheria can lead to serious complications and fatal conditions, such as difficulty breathing and inflammation of the heart. To prevent diphtheria, you must ensure your diphtheria vaccine is up to date. If you are travelling to a risk area, you may require a booster diphtheria jab to be safe.
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COURSE/WHEN TO DO IT?
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST/WHEN IS BOOSTER NEEDED?
- You should get your polio, diphtheria, and tetanus booster two weeks before travel.
- The vaccine protects you for 10 years. You will need a booster to remain protected after 10 years.
HOW IS IT GIVEN?
Injection in the upper arm.
Mild side effects, soreness at the injection site.