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Tetanus Vaccination

Lanarkshire Travel Clinic

Tetanus Vaccine In Lanarkshire

Travellers visiting high-risk regions may receive a single injection, offering protection against Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Polio. In the UK, the Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Polio vaccine (Td/IPV) is included in the childhood immunisation program. All adults travelling to high risk areas (of which tetanus is prevalent worldwide) should receive a tetanus vaccine in Lanarkshire every 10 years. (Note – after an animal or human bite, a tetanus vaccine may be recommended if you have not had one within 5 years)

Travel Vaccination

Course

Per Dose

Diptheria, Polio & Tetanus

1 dose
£30

Prevention

Travellers visiting high-risk regions may receive a single injection, offering protection against Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Polio. In the UK, the Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Polio vaccine (Td/IPV) is included in the childhood immunisation program. All adults travelling to high risk areas (of which tetanus is prevalent worldwide) should receive a tetanus vaccine every 10 years. (Note – after an animal or human bite, a tetanus vaccine may be recommended if you have not had one within 5 years)

Countries At Risk

Tetanus bacteria are widespread across the globe, with notable prevalence in China, India, various regions of Africa, and specific South American countries like Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador.

Travel Precautions

Tetanus stands out as the only vaccine-preventable disease that is infectious but not contagious. Since it spreads through puncture wounds, burns, and intravenous drug use. While the association with rusty nails may be somewhat exaggerated, they do serve as ideal entry points for the bacterium. If you sustain any injuries during your travels, it’s crucial to seek medical assistance promptly regardless of how minor the wound.

Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms of Tetanus typically emerge after an incubation period lasting between 4 and 21 days. The initial sign is lockjaw (trismus), characterised by extreme stiffness in the jaw muscles, making it challenging to open the mouth. This stiffness, often accompanied by spasms, extends to the neck and limbs over the subsequent three days. Swallowing can become difficult, and in severe cases, breathing may be impaired, posing a risk of suffocation. Additional symptoms include high fever, elevated blood pressure, rapid heartbeat, and profuse sweating. Death from tetanus occurs in 10% – 20% of cases.

Book Your Tetanus Vaccine In Lanarkshire

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