Diphtheria is fortunately rare in the UK, but when travelling abroad there is a chance you could be exposed to the illness. If you’re travelling to one of the areas below we recommend an appointment to discuss your vaccination record.
Diphtheria is highly contagious. It’s spread by coughs and sneezes, or through close contact with someone who’s infected. It can spread quickly in busy or overcrowded areas, in order to reduce your risk. We recommend the following:
In the UK Diphtheria is rare as babies are routinely given the vaccination. However, if you are travelling to a high risk area and you were vaccinated over ten years ago we recommend a booster vaccination.
Diphtheria affects your ability to breathe and left untreated it can become fatal.
If you’re unsure about your risk of Diphtheria and when you were last vaccinated, book an appointment online and we’ll be able to advise you.
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