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Diphtheria is a vaccine-preventable disease caused by a toxin produced by bacteria. Diphtheria spores can be found in soil throughout the world.

Travel Vaccinations at Village Pharmacy

Village Pharmacy offers a quick and easy 3-in-one Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Polio (DTaP) vaccine service at each of our southeast London branches. In the UK, most children get this vaccine before the age of 7.

However, if you are travelling to a high-risk area where diphtheria is still prevalent and have not been vaccinated against Diphtheria, you should get vaccinated prior to travelling.

Book in at Village Pharmacy for diphtheria vaccination services in Thamesmead or any of our other convenient locations today!

Symptoms of Diphtheria

Diphtheria symptoms usually appear within 2 to 5 days after being infected. Symptoms commonly include

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Where is This Virus Found?

Young adults in the UK are normally vaccinated at the age of 16, the vaccination lasts 10 years so often vaccination is not required until the age of 26. Mothers with children under 10 years old are often vaccinated with the Whooping cough vaccine which is combined with tetanus so may also be protected.

The disease is acquired when material containing spores, such as soil, contaminates a wound. The toxin released from the bacteria may then attack the nerves of the brain and spinal cord. Tetanus is not spread by person to person contact.

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Travel Vaccination Clinic

Make sure you're fully protected before you travel!

Although rare in the UK, cases of diphtheria are still prevalent in Indonesia, India, South America, and Africa. It is an extremely contagious bacterial disease that inflames the mucous membranes in the throat and neck. In some cases, it can be fatal which is why it’s important to have up-to-date vaccinations before travelling to a high-risk country.

The diphtheria vaccine is extremely effective and can greatly reduce your risk of getting diphtheria.

At Village Pharmacy, we provide travel vaccinations through our southeast London travel clinics. Simply drop in or make an appointment online for diphtheria vaccination services in Canary Wharf or any of our other locations at least 3 weeks before travelling abroad.


Protecting you and your family whilst you're abroad

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Who Should Get the Diphtheria Vaccine?
The NHS recommends the diphtheria vaccination for all babies and children, preteens, teens, and adults. If you have not been vaccinated against diphtheria and will be travelling to a high-risk country, the DTaP can help protect you and prevent infection.
The Benefits of The Diphtheria Vaccination for Travellers to High-Risk Countries
Diphtheria is still a risk for unvaccinated travellers to countries where the majority of the local population has not received the diphtheria vaccine. Vaccination is the simplest and most effective way to prevent infection and remain healthy while travelling.
Visit Village Pharmacy for Convenient Diphtheria Vaccination Services in Bexley
If you are searching for diphtheria vaccination services near me, look no further. Get your diphtheria vaccination services in Bromley at Village Pharmacy. We also have branches in Charlton, Woolwich, Greenwich, Abbey Wood, Eltham, Plumstead, Lewisham, Thamesmead, and Canary Wharf. Schedule your diphtheria vaccination with our Village Pharmacy travel vaccination specialists today!

Diphtheria Wounds Include:

Diphtheria prone wounds include: Animal bites, scratches, burns, puncture wounds, eye injuries, wounds containing foreign bodies, bone fractures with broken skin, wounds in people with bloodstream infections, Tetanus is found worldwide, but is more common in resource-poor countries with low vaccine coverage.

Generalised tetanus is responsible for most cases; this is associated with intense, painful contraction and spasm of skeletal muscles. It usually causes lockjaw characterised by facial muscles spasm. Other symptoms include: a stiff neck, forceful arching of the back, abnormal breathing, and difficulty

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Additional Information

Diptheria will be provided as part of the tetanus vaccines, Diphtheria is an acute respiratory bacterial infection. This is a serious infection with a high mortality rate, even in Western Europe. The disease is mainly transmitted by tiny, aerosolised droplets from the nose or throat normally spread by coughing

or sneezing.

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Want to know about the Travel Vaccinations?

Soreness at the injection spot, fever, fussiness, tiredness, loss of appetite, and nausea sometimes happen after DTaP vaccination.

DTaP vaccines are safe for babies, children, and adults, and are highly effective at preventing diphtheria, tetanus, and polio.

Children and adults who don’t have up-to-date vaccinations, travellers visiting high-risk countries, and those living in crowded unsanitary conditions are at the highest risk of getting diphtheria.

The diphtheria, tetanus, and polio (DtaP) vaccine provides life-long protection.

  • Indonesia
  • India
  • South America
  • Africa

Book now for your vaccinations at Village Pharmacy!

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Come and visit us for some friendly advice, or give us a call on 020 8303 3616.

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