Project Description

Tetanus

Tetanus is introduced into the body through a puncture wound such as a laceration, burn or scratch. Tetanus is caused by a toxin produced by bacteria called Clostridium tetani and is present as spores in soil and manure. Tetanus spores are found throughout the world. Vaccination is recommended at least every 10 years.

Symptoms

  • Spasms involving skeletal muscles. Lock-jaw and a stiff neck are common

  • Abnormal breathing

  • Difficulty swallowing

  • Death occurs in 10-20% of cases

Prevention

All travellers should be aware of the risk of accidents, thoroughly clean all wounds and seek appropriate medical attention.

The Vaccination

Ages (Years) Doses Required Schedule Time before travel Boost required at
6 – 85 1** Up to day before* See specialist pharmacist

*Vaccine most effective if given time to become active. Some immunity will be provided for this vaccine if given up to the day before travel.

**Children who have have already been immunised with the NHS childhood vaccination program

   Diptheria Tetanus
Polio vaccine price

Per dose £32
Course £32

  Clinic Hours

Monday & Tuesday 09:00-18:00
Wednesday CLINICIAN UNAVAILABLE
Thursday & Friday 09:00-18:00
Saturday CALL FOR AVAILABILITY
Sunday CLINICIAN UNAVAILABLE

  01905 453 703

  Worcester Location

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Make an appointment

We offer bookings and walk-in appointments to suit your needs.
Our pharmacists have received specific training in providing travel vaccination services.

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT