Travel Vaccines

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We aim to offer travel vaccines at the Practice where possible after discussion with a practice nurse and these include:

 

  • Tetanus

Tetanus is a serious but rare condition caused by bacteria getting into a wound.

Tetanus bacteria can survive for a long time outside the body, and are commonly found in soil and the manure of animals such as horses and cows. If the bacteria enter the body through a wound, they can quickly multiply and release a toxin that affects the nerves, causing symptoms such as muscle stiffness and spasms.

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  • Typhoid

Typhoid fever is a bacterial infection that can spread throughout the body, affecting many organs. Without prompt treatment, it can cause serious complications and can be fatal.Typhoid fever is uncommon in the UK, with an estimated 500 cases occurring each year.

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  • Hepatitis A 

Hepatitis A is a liver infection caused by a virus that's spread in the poo of an infected person.It's uncommon in the UK but certain groups are at increased risk. This includes travellers to parts of the world with poor levels of sanitation, men who have sex with men, and people who inject drugs.

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  • Menacwy

The MenACWY vaccine is given by a single injection into the upper arm and protects against 4 strains of the meningococcal bacteria – A, C, W and Y – which cause meningitis and blood poisoning (septicaemia). 

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We suggest to check the NHS guidelines for the full list of travel vaccinations  by

Not all vaccinations are covered in Primary care so please do ask.

 

 

Interested to learn if you need any travel vaccinations depending on where you want to travel?

 

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