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All travellers

When to get vaccinated

Combined Diptheria, Tetanus & Polio Vaccination

2 weeks before travel

Tick Borne Encephalitis Vaccination

3 months before travel

  • Please note the above is a guide only. Every journey is unique and should be fully checked with our qualified pharmacists, or healthcare team, before you travel overseas. Disease can vary across a single country and vaccination requirements may differ by local area. Book a consultation with us now to establish the recommended vaccinations and medication for your chosen destination(s)
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Combined Diptheria, Tetanus & Polio Vaccinationclose

Diphtheria is uasually spread by close contact with infected persons. In the UK, the combined Diptheria/Tetanus/Polio vaccine is recommended when diphtheria boosters are indicated for adults. A diphtheria booster lasts 10 years. Tetanus is a serious infection, usually contracted following contamination of wounds. In the UK, after 5 doses of vaccine, tetanus boosters are not routinely required unless travelling to areas with limited medical care. In the UK, the combined Diptheria/Tetanus/Polio vaccine is recommended when tetanus boosters are indicated. A tetanus booster lasts 10 years.

Given as a combined vaccine with polio, tetanus and diphtheria.

Those travelling to an area with poor access to medical attention who have not had a booster in the last 10 years. Additional vaccine information: If your childhood schedule was incomplete, seek guidance about additional doses. In the UK, tetanus vaccine is combined with polio and diphtheria.

A single injection.

2 weeks before travel

General issues: Patients who have had a serious reaction (”anaphylaxis”) to a previous dose of this vaccine or its constituents. Specific issues: Unstable epilepsy.

There is no evidence of risk.

Very few. Temporary tenderness at the site of the injection

£50 per dose

Tick Borne Encephalitis Vaccinationclose

Inactivated tick borne encephalitis virus.

Travellers particularly for spring and summer travel in warm, forested parts of the at risk areas. Individuals who hike, camp, hunt and undertake fieldwork in endemic forested areas should be vaccinated.

3 doses at 0, 1 and 6 months.

3 months before travel

General issues: A confirmed anaphylactic reaction to a previous dose of TBE vaccine, one of the vaccine components or a confirmed anaphylactic reaction to egg ingestion.

There is no evidence of risk.

Reported reactions to TBE vaccine are rare. Local reactions such as swelling, pain and redness at the injection site may occur.

£70 per dose

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