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Diphtheria, Tetanus & Polio Booster Vaccine

If your job puts you at risk of cuts that could get dirty with soil or manure, you can protect yourself against tetanus with this booster vaccine service. This vaccine will also protect you against diphtheria and polio.

Revaxis | from £34.50 per injection

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Key Features
  • Convenient and safe booster injection
  • One vaccine gives immunisation against diphtheria, tetanus and polio
  • Provides protection for up to 10 years
It is important to get this vaccine if you are at risk of cuts or skin wounds that may get infected.
Dr Gigi Taguri

Key Information

How the vaccine works

This vaccine consists of a single injection and stimulates the body's immune system to fight the possible infections without causing the infections themselves.

Level of protection

The vaccine does not guarantee protection, but one month after being given it should help prevent against all three infections for up to ten years as long as you received a full course of childhood vaccinations.

Side effects                                   

Most patients experience no side effects from this vaccine. However, you may experience tenderness, swelling or reddening of the skin at the injection site, headache, nausea and vomiting, vertigo, fever, swollen glands, pain in the muscles or a general feeling of being unwell. Any side effects should not last more than two to three days.

Risk of severe allergic reaction

All LloydsPharmacy staff who provide this service are trained to manage anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction to a vaccine. Symptoms of anaphylaxis can include fainting, shortness of breath, falling blood pressure and swelling of the face and neck. Anaphylaxis is extremely rare and typically happens within ten minutes of receiving the injection.

How do I receive the vaccination?

When you place your order you will be able to choose your nearest vaccinating LloydsPharmacy. We'll supply the opening hours and contact details of your chosen pharmacy when you order. Once we've prescribed your vaccine, you will need to telephone your chosen pharmacy to book an appointment for your vaccination.

About Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio

Diphtheria bacteria are spread from person to person by sneezing, coughing or being in close contact with someone who is already infected. Diphtheria causes a lung infection characterized by sore throat and fever. If left untreated, it can lead to paralysis of the respiratory muscles and even death.

Tetanus bacteria are found in the soil and enter the body through cuts or wounds. Tetanus causes painful tightening of the muscles, usually all over the body. It can lead to 'locking' of the jaw that makes it difficult to breath and swallow. Tetanus leads to death in about one in ten cases.

Polio is caused by a virus that is mainly spread by swallowing food and drink that is contaminated with the faeces of someone who already has the virus. Once inside the body, the virus spreads to the nervous system and can cause life-long paralysis.

How to order the vaccine

Step one. Click the order button above, fill out the online questionnaire, choose which one of our LloydsPharmacy stores you would like to be vaccinated in and make the payment.

Step two. One of our doctors will look at your responses to make sure you are suitable to receive the vaccine.

Step three. Telephone your selected pharmacy to book your appointment for the vaccine.