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Village Pharmacy offers a quick and easy 3-in-one single-dose Polio, Diphtheria, and Tetanus (DTaP) vaccine at each of our 12 convenient southeast London travel clinics.

Get Your Routine and Travel Vaccinations at Village Pharmacy

The combined 3-in-one DTaP vaccine programme has been very effective at preventing diphtheria, tetanus, and polio and has virtually eradicated these diseases in the UK and many other countries worldwide.

However, in some countries these diseases are still prevalent and anyone travelling to these areas should consider getting the vaccine to prevent illness while travelling.
Visit the travel clinic at Village Pharmacy to get your polio vaccination in Eltham as well as our other southeast London locations.

Symptoms of Polio

Polio (aka Poliomyelitis) is a highly contagious viral disease that destroys the nerve cells present in the spinal cord, causing paralysis or muscle weakness in some parts of the body. There are 4 different types of polio including abortive poliomyelitis, non-paralytic poliomyelitis. paralytic poliomyelitis, and polio encephalitis – each have unique symptoms but the most common are flu-like symptoms.
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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

How Can Village Pharmacy Help with Routine and Travel Vaccinations?

If you are searching for Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Polio vaccination services near me, then Village Pharmacy Travel Clinic is your one-stop-shop to get your Polio Vaccination in Lewisham, Charlton, Woolwich, Greenwich, Abbey Wood, Eltham, Plumstead, Thamesmead, Canary Wharf, Bexley, or Bromley.
Schedule your DTaP polio vaccination with our Village Pharmacy travel vaccination specialists today!

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Visit Village Pharmacy for Convenient Vaccination Services in London

Who Should Get the Polio, Tetanus, And Diphtheria DTaP Vaccine?

In most developed countries, including the UK, the DTaP vaccine is part of the childhood vaccination programme, so the majority of the population has life-long protection against these diseases.

This vaccination is also considered a travel vaccine as adults who haven’t had their booster in the last 10 years will require a booster to top up their protection when travelling to high-risk countries.

The Benefits of The Polio Vaccination for Travellers

Polio is still a risk for unvaccinated travellers to countries where the majority of the local population has not received the polio vaccine. Vaccination is the simplest and most effective way to prevent infection and remain healthy while travelling to high-risk countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Southeastern Africa.

At Village Pharmacy, we make getting routine and travel vaccinations easy and convenient. Book an appointment online to get your Polio Vaccination in Plumstead or at our other convenient branches near you.

How polio is caught & Transferred

Polio is a viral disease caused by the poliovirus that spreads easily from person to person, primarily through contact with infected fecal matter. Poor sanitation and hygiene practices, such as not washing hands properly, can contribute to the spread of the disease.

While the polio vaccine has led to a dramatic reduction in cases worldwide, people with weakened immune systems remain at higher risk of contracting the disease. The virus can also be transmitted through coughing or sneezing, although this is less common. Polio has been a significant public health concern, causing paralysis and in severe cases, death. Eradication efforts are ongoing, and prevention through vaccination and good hygiene practices remains critical in the fight against polio.

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Additional Information

Diphtheria 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?

The DTaP vaccination is typically given to children around the age of 6.

The DTaP vaccine is a safe and effective way to prevent the bacterial diseases of diphtheria and tetanus as well as polio which is a viral disease.

The DTaP vaccination is part of the UK’s childhood vaccination programme, but it is not a mandatory vaccine.

The DTaP vaccine (Revaxis) is given as a single injection from the age of six years old.

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 8858 0907

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