Project Description

Diptheria

Diphtheria is an infection of the upper respiratory tract and on occasion the skin. Onset is acute and is spread by close contact with other infected individuals. The incubation period between 2-5 days. Untreated subjects become infectious for up to 4 weeks. On milder infections carriers maybe asymptomatic.

Signs & Symptoms

Diphtheria can cause nose and throat infections: a tough ‘leathery’ grey/yellow membrane develops, that affects the soft palate, tonsils and throat. Lymph glands become swollen, prominent and tender, producing a ‘bull neck’.

Symptoms include:

  • Pharyngitis with fever

  • Swollen lymph glands in the neck which protrude

  • Headache

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Severe infection results in paralysis and cardiac failure

The Vaccination

Ages (Years) Doses Required Schedule Time before travel Boost required at
6 – 85 1** Up to day before* 10 years

*Vaccines work best if given time to become active. This vaccine can be given up to the day before travel and will provide some cover.

**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 09:00-19:00
Tuesday 09:00-19:00
Wednesday 09:00-19:00
Thursday to Sunday CLINICIAN UNAVAILABLE

  0121 501 3518

  West Midlands 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.

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