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TETANUS

Tetanus Travel Vaccine - 3 IN 1, Tetanus, Diptheria, & Polio

  • 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? If you've previously been vaccinated, a single booster dose is required. For those receiving their first vaccination, multiple doses may be necessary. HOW OFTEN DO I NEED IT? The Polio, Tetanus, and Diphtheria vaccine offers protection for a period of 10 years. To maintain immunity beyond this time, a booster shot is necessary. WHAT IS TETANUS? Tetanus is a serious bacterial infection caused by Clostridium tetani, which produces a toxin affecting the brain and nervous system, leading to muscle stiffness and spasms. The bacteria are found in soil, dust, and manure and can enter the body through cuts, scratches, or wounds. Without treatment, tetanus can be fatal. Tetanus vaccination is a crucial component of pre-travel healthcare, regardless of the destination. This is because tetanus bacteria are present worldwide, and the risk of infection can occur in any country, especially in environments where exposure to the bacteria is more likely, such as outdoor activities, rural areas, or situations where medical care might be delayed. You are advised to ensure your tetanus vaccinations are up to date before traveling. The tetanus vaccine is often given in combination with vaccines for diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough), known as the Tdap vaccine. This booster is particularly important if you are going to areas where access to medical care might be limited, or if you are planning to engage in activities that increase the risk of cuts or wounds. Getting vaccinated against tetanus is part of standard travel advice to protect travellers against this potentially deadly infection. WHICH TETANUS 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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