Whooping Cough, Tetanus, Polio & Diphtheria Vaccine
Whooping Cough, Tetanus, Polio & Diphtheria Vaccine (Repevax) at Fleet Street Clinic
Fleet Street Clinic is a specialist vaccine clinic in the heart of London. We have over 20 years of clinical expertise in administering vaccines to patients of all ages.
What is the Repevax Vaccine?
- The Repevax vaccine provides protection from whooping cough (pertussis), tetanus, diphtheria and polio.
- Childhood vaccination against whooping cough is routine, but does not give lifelong immunity, nor does catching the disease itself.
- Adult whooping cough vaccine boosters are not given routinely in the UK.
- Vaccination during pregnancy provides newborn babies with protection against severe infection during their early months – pregnant women are therefore advised to be vaccinated.
- Many countries (including Australia and the USA) encourage adults to be vaccinated, to protect themselves and to provide “herd immunity”.
- If you are travelling from the UK to Australia, the USA, especially if you’ll be around newborns, you may wish to be protected.
- In keeping with Fleet Street Clinic’s status as one of the U.K.’s foremost specialist independent vaccine practices, you can rely on us to maintain a continuous stock of Repevax even when in short supply elsewhere.
What is Whooping Cough?
Whooping cough is a respiratory tract infection with Bordetella pertussis. It produces cold-like symptoms leading to bouts of severe coughing with whooping and/or vomiting.
The cough can persist for two to three months. It spreads easily from person-to-person via droplets. It is most dangerous in children under 1 year of age who are also at risk of serious complications.
What does the Repevax vaccine do?
Repevax is a killed vaccine. It causes the body to produce antibodies that protect against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and whooping cough. it is normally given every ten years
Who should get vaccinated against Whooping Cough?
Infants normally receive whooping cough vaccine as part of the NHS Immunisation program.
Whooping cough vaccine should also be given to:
- Pregnant mothers – to help protect babies during their first few months, before they can be vaccinated themselves
- People who have not had a whooping cough containing vaccine for ten years or more and have been in close contact with somebody with whooping cough
- In many countries, adults are routinely “boosted” with Repevax or similar vaccines. People travelling from the UK to Australia and the USA to live or work, or to visit households with newborn babies, may need vaccination with Repevax.
The Fleet Street Clinic currently has good supplies of Repevax and is doing everything possible to assure continued availability of this vaccine.
Who should not receive the Repevax Vaccine
The Repevax vaccine should not be given to children under the age of three years old. Please speak to our team at Fleet Street Clinic to discuss any questions you may have.
Possible side effects of the Repevax Vaccine
The most common side effect is soreness around the injection and feelings of tiredness and fatigue.
How is the Repevax Vaccine given?
The Repevax vaccine is given as an injection the arm.
Whooping cough and Pregnancy
To book your vaccination appointment
Fleet Street Clinic is an independent healthcare clinic in the heart of London, established for over 20 years.
We offer same day appointments for vaccination.
To book your appointment, call Fleet Street Clinic on 0207 353 5678, email firstname.lastname@example.org or book online now.