DTP

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A booster vaccination is advised every 10 years for those at risk.
The DTP vaccine is for children ages 6 and above.

DTP Vaccine Price
Single DTP Vaccination £42
Course of Treatment: 1 dose
Total cost including nurse fee £62
Travel booster including travel consultation £62

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DTP Vaccination

A combined DTP vaccine is used for immunisation against diphtheria, tetanus and polio. These diseases have previously had devastating effects throughout history, with many fatalities and life-long health complications.

Nowadays, these diseases are very rare, particularly in the UK and this is thanks to effective childhood vaccination programmes. For this to remain the case, it is important for the DTP vaccine to continue being part of the routine childhood vaccination schedule.

In many other countries these diseases are still prevalent and anyone travelling to these areas should consider the vaccine. One of our nurses can advise you on which countries recommend a DTP vaccine for travel purposes.

The vaccine we use to immunise against DTP is Revaxis which provides protection against diphtheria, tetanus and polio.

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Who should have the DTP vaccine?

The DTP vaccine should form part of your childhood vaccination schedule, making it relevant for everyone.

It is also considered a travel vaccine as adults who haven’t had their booster in the last 10 years will require a booster to top up their protection when traveling to high risk countries.

How many doses of the DTP vaccine are required?

DTP is a childhood vaccine which requires 5 doses throughout your childhood, usually up until 14 years old.

The vaccine protection lasts 10 years, meaning you will need a booster every 10 days to remain protected.

How does the DTP vaccine work?

Repevax is a killed vaccine.

It causes the body to produce antibodies that protect against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and whooping cough.

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What is Diphtheria?

Diphtheria is a highly contagious bacterial infection that can be potentially fatal.

It is spread via water droplets which can be transmitted through coughing, sneezing, sharing cups/cutlery, and close contact with someone who is infected. You can also become infected by sharing bedding or clothing with an infected person.

The symptoms of diphtheria include:

  • Thick, grey membrane on the throat and tonsils
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen glands in neck (lymph nodes)
  • Difficulty breathing
  • High temperature

Diphtheria can also affect the skin, known as cutaneous diphtheria, which can cause pus-full blisters on the legs, feet and hands.

What is Tetanus?

Tetanus is a serious infection caused by bacteria getting into a wound.

The bacteria can enter the body through cuts and grazes, body piercings, tattoos and injections, burns, animals etc. Tetanus is fatal in around 1 in 10 cases.

The symptoms of tetanus include:

  • Lockjaw (stiffness in your jaw muscles)
  • Muscles spasms
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • High temperature
  • Sweating
  • Rapid heart rate

Fast treatment is necessary to prevent symptoms from worsening and anyone developing symptoms of tetanus will usually need to be admitted to hospital.

What is Polio?

Polio is a serious viral infection that is transmitted when the stool of an infected person spreads to another person's mouth through contaminated water or food.

Most people won’t develop any symptoms of polio or even realise they’re infected.

For the small number of people who do, they may experience symptoms of:

  • High temperature
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Sickness

In severe cases of polio, the virus can attack the nerves in the spine and brain which can cause paralysis. In some cases, it can cause persistent or lifelong difficulties and even be life threatening.

Book your DTP vaccination online

Book Appointment

A booster vaccination is advised every 10 years for those at risk.
The DTP vaccine is for children ages 6 and above.

DTP Vaccine Price
Single DTP Vaccination £42
Course of Treatment: 1 dose
Total cost including nurse fee £62
Travel booster including travel consultation £62

Fleet Street Clinic is not a VAT registered company

FAQs

Your child’s vaccination history is recorded in a red book and so that we can keep their vaccination records accurate and up to date, we would recommend that you bring it with you to your appointment. Although, rest assured, if you forget it, we can still see you and vaccinate your child without it.