Project Description

Polio

Poliomyelitis (polio) is a disease of the central nervous system with potential to cause a paralysis. The virus is transmitted through food or water contaminated by infected human faeces or by direct contact with an infectious person.

Cases of polio still occur in some African and Asian countries.

Symptoms

Most individuals (about 95 percent) who acquire polio do not develop symptoms. When they do occur symptoms may range from a mild illness with fever, to symptoms of meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain) or paralysis.

Prevention

An effective vaccination against polio is available. In addition to vaccination travellers should ensure good personal hygiene and follow advice on prevention of food and water-borne diseases.

The Vaccination

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

*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.

   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.

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT