Kinton Pharmacy in Greater Missenden provides a wide range of vaccines including the Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio vaccines.
Diphtheria is a potentially fatal contagious bacterial infection that mainly affects the nose and throat, and sometimes the skin. It is highly contagious and spreads by coughs and sneezes, or by contact with someone with diphtheria or items belonging to them, such as bedding or clothing. The infection is usually caught after being in close or prolonged contact with someone who has the condition or is carrying the infection. For example, you may catch diphtheria from someone you live with.
Poliomyelitis is a potentially paralysing, vaccine preventable, viral infection transmitted through food or water contaminated by infected human faeces or by direct contact with an infectious person. Poliomyelitis (polio) is a potentially paralysing, vaccine preventable, viral infection. The virus is transmitted through food or water contaminated by infected human faeces or by direct contact with an infectious person.
Tetanus is a vaccine-preventable disease caused by a toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium tetani. Tetanus spores are found in soil throughout the world. The disease is acquired when material containing these spores contaminates a wound. The toxin released from the bacteria may then attack the nerves of the brain and spinal cord.
All children should be vaccinated against Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio as part of the routine childhood vaccination schedule.
Adults should consider having a booster vaccine when travelling to parts of the world where these diseases are is widespread.
Get the Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio Vaccine in Greater Missenden from Kinton Pharmacy.
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