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

Travel Vaccinations at Village Pharmacy

Village Pharmacy Travel Clinics in southeast London are the vaccination experts when it comes to routine and travel immunisations.

Whether you need a booster jab for the combined Tetanus, Polio, and Diphtheria (DTaP) vaccine or need to get your child immunised for routine vaccinations in the UK, we make it simple and convenient.

Book your appointment online or drop in to get your tetanus vaccination in Lewisham or any of our other pharmacy branches in London.

Symptoms of Tetanus

Tetanus is often called the “lockjaw” disease because a frozen jaw is one of the most common signs of this infection.

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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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The Importance of the Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Polio (DTaP) Vaccination

At Village Pharmacy, we offer the combined 3-part DTaP vaccine which is used for immunisation against diphtheria, tetanus, and polio. These life-threatening diseases took many lives in the past, but with the advances in modern medicine, these diseases are very rare in the UK.

However, in many underdeveloped countries, these diseases are still common and travellers visiting these areas should get the vaccine to ensure protection while travelling. The DTaP vaccine is extremely effective and should provide lifelong protection for all three infections if you were given all 5 doses.

Are you searching for tetanus vaccination services near me? Look no further than Village Pharmacy for your Tetanus Vaccination in Thamesmead, Bexley, Charlton, Woolwich, Greenwich, Abbey Wood, Eltham, Plumstead, Lewisham, Thamesmead, Canary Wharf, and Bromley.

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Protecting you and your family whilst you're abroad

Visit Village Pharmacy for Convenient Vaccination Services in London

Why Should You Get the Tetanus Vaccination?
The tetanus bacteria are widespread in the environment and are not easily identifiable, so you can get it anywhere through a cut or other injuries that break the skin. The easiest way to prevent tetanus is to get vaccinated. Getting the DPaT vaccination is important for people of all ages, including babies and children.
The Benefits of Getting the Vaccine for Tetanus

At Village Pharmacy, we make it easy to get your routine and travel vaccinations at each of our London branches. We are here to provide vaccination services to keep you safe and healthy both at home and abroad. Don’t risk getting tetanus, get your tetanus vaccination in Canary Wharf or your nearest branch today!

Get Your Tetanus Vaccination in Canary Wharf at Village Pharmacy
You can book an appointment online or visit your nearest Village Pharmacy branch for further information.

Tetanus Wounds Include:

Tetanus 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

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?

Tetanus vaccines are very effective at preventing infection. Although tetanus is rare, it does still exist in many countries so getting the vaccination is still very important.

All children, adolescents, and adults need protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and polio. Routine booster jabs are also needed to maintain protection.

Side effects from the vaccine are usually mild and may include:

  • Body pain.
  • Fussiness (in babies).
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhoea.

Most people can safely get the tetanus vaccine, but if you had a serious reaction to it previously, speak to your healthcare provider before getting a booster jab.

Book now for your vaccinations at Village Pharmacy!

Our specialist pharmacists ready to help you stay healthy, whether at home or away.

Come and visit us for some friendly advice, or give us a call on 020 8858 0907

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