DTP Travel Vaccination

At Kennedy’s Pharmacy, we offer a Travel Vaccination Service which provides protection from a wide range of diseases, including DTP (Diptheria/Tetanus/Polio) alongside malaria, hepatitis, rabies and yellow fever.

We will be able to recommend what type of protection is best for you and it will be provided in either tablet form or as a vaccine.

We provide vaccine certificates for all administered vaccines including Yellow Fever. For more information and advice for specific countries and protection please contact us by phone.

Always leave sufficient time (6 - 8 weeks) before your travel plans to receive your vaccination. As always, your health and safety should be a top priority.

Making a Travel Vaccination Appointment

Booking for this service is currently made by telephoning either of our pharmacies in Rasharkin or Dunloy. 

At present Travel Vaccines are offered mainly in our Rasharkin pharmacy with our pharmacist, Cara Murdock who has completed specialist training in Travel Health.

Tel: 028 2957 1124 (Rasharkin)

You can also leave your details with the form at the bottom and Cara will be in touch to help or get started!

At your initial consultation, Cara will advise you on what you need to do in order to meet the requirements for safe travel to your particular destination, as well as General Travel Health Advice and self-care. It would also be helpful to have the following information for this appointment:

  • Personal Details
  • Country of destination plus travel itinerary
  • Duration of travel
  • Medication history
  • Vaccination history

What is DTP? 

DTP stands for diphtheria, tetanus and polio.

If you are travelling to a risk area for polio or diphtheria, you may need the polio, diphtheria and tetanus vaccine. Whether you require this booster depends on the date of your last vaccination.

What is Diphtheria?

Diphtheria is a highly contagious infection that affects the nose and throat, and sometimes the skin. It's rare in the UK, but there's a small risk of catching it if you travel to some parts of the world.

Diphtheria can be a serious illness and sometimes fatal, especially in children, if it’s not treated quickly. Vaccination can prevent it.

What is Tetanus?

Tetanus is a serious infection which is caused when tetanus bacteria enter a cut or a wound. It affects the nerves and causes stiffness and spasms of the muscles, for example lockjaw.

What is Polio?

Polio is a serious infection caused by the poliovirus. It can infect the spinal cord, causing inability to move parts of the body (paralysis) and in some cases can become life threatening.

DTP Vaccination Course Details

This will depend on individual circumstances:

  • If you have had the vaccine before, you will need one dose as a booster.

DTP Vaccination Important Information

Vaccine Timing: It is recommended to receive the DTP vaccine at least two weeks before travel to help provide optimal protection.

Booster Shots: A booster may be needed if you travel to a risk area and it has been between 5-10 years after your last vaccination.

Vaccine Administration: The DTP vaccine is administered via an injection typically in the arm.

Duration of Protection: DTP vaccination can keep you protected for six years.

Side Effects: Side effects of the vaccine can include soreness at the injection site, fever, headaches and nausea.

It is crucial to prioritise your health and take the necessary precautions by getting vaccinated against Typhoid before traveling. Please consult with a healthcare professional for personalised advice and to address any specific concerns you may have. Stay safe and enjoy your journey without the worry of Typhoid fever.

Areas / Countries at Risk of DTP

You should consider getting this vaccine if you are planning on travelling to the following countries. Please note this is just a shortlist, please consult with us for specific guidance.

Diphtheria

Cases of Diphtheria are most frequently reported in India, Indonesia, China, Papua New Guinea, Russia, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and several countries in Central and South America.

Tetanus

The Tetanus bacteria can be found in many areas of the world, and is particularly prevalent in China, India, throughout Africa, and in certain South American countries including Peru, Colombia and Ecuador.

Polio

Polio is widespread throughout Central Africa and in certain areas of Asia (see South East, East and Central). The only three countries that remain Polio-endemic are Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Prices Per Vaccine

Prices are accurate from December 2023 but may fluctuate depending on cost prices at the time of consultation.

Vaccine

Price

Cholera

£60

Diphtheria, tetanus and polio

£35

Hepatitis A

£65

Hepatitis B

£55

Hepatitis B Paediatric

£30

Hepatitis A and B combined

£79

Japanese Encephalitis

£95

Meningococcal ACWY

£60

Rabies

£85

Tick-borne encephalitis

£65

Typhoid

£35

Yellow Fever

£70

 

Anti-Malarial Tablets Priced per Prescription for duration of trip

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance of travel should I get my travel vaccine?

It is best to check with the pharmacist as to when your vaccine course should commence. It is best to contact Cara as soon as possible so that we can ensure you receive the best protection whilst you are travelling allowing you to concentrate on enjoying your trip.

Is there a cost for the travel vaccination service?

There is a £35 fee for your initial consultation and any additional cost will depend on your individual situation. The pharmacist will be able to advise.

List Of Travel Vaccination Services That We Offer

Yellow Fever Vaccination
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Rabies Vaccination
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Typhoid Vaccination

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Hepatitis B Vaccination
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Hepatitis A Vaccination
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Cholera Vaccination
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DTP Vaccination
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Japanese Encephalitis
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Tick Borne Encephalitis
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Malaria Prophylaxis
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Traveller's Diarrhoea
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Altitude Sickness
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