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Poliomyelitis Travel Vaccination

  • 10 min
  • 30 British pounds
  • Charles Street|39 Charles Street

About this treatment

WHEN IS THIS REQUIRED? You must have this vaccine at least 2 weeks before your intended date of travel. HOW MANY DO I NEED? Those previously vaccinated require a single booster dose. First-time recipients may need multiple doses. WHAT IS POLIOMYELITIS? Poliomyelitis, commonly known as polio, is a highly infectious viral disease that primarily affects the nervous system, leading to partial or full paralysis. The poliovirus is transmitted through person-to-person contact, or by consuming contaminated food or water. While it can affect people of any age, children under five years old are the most vulnerable. In the context of travel vaccination, the polio vaccine is crucial for travelers to regions where polio is still a risk or where outbreaks are occurring. Although polio has been eradicated in most parts of the world thanks to widespread vaccination efforts, it remains endemic in a few countries and poses a risk of spread to polio-free regions through international travel. Travelers heading to areas with an increased risk of polio transmission are strongly advised to ensure they are fully vaccinated against polio. This includes receiving a primary series of polio vaccinations during childhood and a booster dose for adults who are traveling to countries where polio is present or that are at risk of polio reintroduction. The World Health Organization (WHO) sometimes requires travelers leaving polio-affected areas to show proof of recent polio vaccination. Therefore, staying up to date with polio vaccination not only protects the individual traveler but also helps prevent the international spread of the virus, contributing to global polio eradication efforts. WHICH VACCINE DO YOU USE? We routinely offer REVAXIS (Td-IPV): a booster vaccine for protecting against diphtheria, tetanus, and polio. It's for adults, teenagers, and children aged six and older who have already had their initial vaccinations. CONTRAINDICATIONS: You cannot have REVAXIS if: - You have ever had an allergic or hypersensitive reaction to: Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis or poliomyelitis vaccines - You have a very high temperature (fever) - You've had neurological issues after a previous vaccination against diphtheria or tetanus - You have an allergy to neomycin, streptomycin, or polymyxin B, which might be present in trace amounts from the manufacturing process - You are pregnant


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Contact Details

  • Charles Street

    39 Charles Street, Cardiff, UK

  • 39 Charles Street

    Sebastian-Rose Medical Aesthetics, Charles Street, Cardiff, UK

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