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While vaccination has made Polio rare in the UK, there is a chance of contracting it abroad.

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.

Manage your risk

The best way to reduce your risk of contracting Polio while travelling is to be vaccinated, speak to us about vaccination:

  • If you intend to travel to a high-risk area and haven’t had a booster in 12 months.
  • If it’s been 10 years since your last vaccination we also recommend booking in for a booster.

Symptoms of Polio

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.

Unsure if you need the vaccine?

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.

Book Your Appointment Today!

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.