The WHO have declared a significant portion of the world Polio free, however it can still be found in Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan, and there’s a potential risk of infection in other parts of Africa and some Middle Eastern countries.
The best way to reduce your risk of contracting Polio while travelling is to be vaccinated, speak to us about vaccination:
In most cases, infected individuals won’t notice that they have caught Polio and fight off the illness without symptoms. However, a small number of people will experience a flu-like illness 3 to 21 days after they’re infected.
We’re here to help you determine which vaccines you need for your travels and to put together a plan to make sure you’re safe abroad. For more information on Polio and the travel vaccine, we recommend visiting our travel clinic.
It’s so easy to book a consultation using our dedicated online booking service. Simply click the link below to book your vaccinations and benefit from expert travel advice at a time that suits you.