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Diphtheria Tetanus Polio (DTP) in Sheffield


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About the Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Polio Vaccine at Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield

Welcome to Abbeydale Pharmacy, your trusted healthcare provider in Sheffield. Located at 713 Abbeydale Road, S7 2BE, we offer the combined Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Polio (DTP) vaccine to protect you from these serious diseases. Here, we provide detailed information about the DTP vaccine, its importance, and symptoms to be aware of.

What are Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Polio?

  • Diphtheria: A bacterial infection affecting the mucous membranes of the throat and nose. It can lead to severe breathing problems, heart failure, and even death if untreated.

  • Tetanus (Lockjaw): Caused by bacteria found in soil, dust, and manure entering the body through cuts or wounds. It leads to severe muscle stiffness and spasms, which can be fatal without treatment.

  • Polio: A viral infection that can affect the nervous system, leading to paralysis or death. It spreads through contact with infected feces or, less commonly, through respiratory droplets.

Importance of the DTP Vaccine

The combined Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Polio vaccine is a safe and effective way to protect yourself against these life-threatening diseases. Vaccination is the best defense against these infections, significantly reducing the risk of contracting and spreading them.

Symptoms of Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Polio

Diphtheria Symptoms:

  • Sore throat and hoarseness

  • Fever and chills

  • Thick, gray coating on the throat and tonsils

  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing

  • Swollen glands in the neck

  • Weakness

Tetanus Symptoms:

  • Jaw cramping (lockjaw)

  • Sudden, involuntary muscle tightening (muscle spasms) often in the stomach

  • Painful muscle stiffness all over the body

  • Trouble swallowing

  • Seizures

  • Headache

  • Fever and sweating

  • Changes in blood pressure and heart rate

Polio Symptoms:

  • Fever

  • Sore throat

  • Headache

  • Vomiting

  • Fatigue

  • Back and neck pain and stiffness

  • Muscle weakness or tenderness

  • Paralysis (in severe cases)

Who Should Get the DTP Vaccine?

  • Children: The DTP vaccine is part of the routine childhood immunization schedule, recommended for infants and young children.

  • Travelers: Individuals traveling to areas where these diseases are still common.

  • Adults: Those who have not been vaccinated or require booster doses for continued protection.

Vaccine Schedule

The DTP vaccine is typically administered as follows:

  • Children: Five doses are recommended at 2, 4, 6, and 15-18 months, with a booster at 4-6 years.

  • Adults: Booster doses are recommended every 10 years, especially for those traveling to high-risk areas.

Safety and Side Effects

The DTP vaccine is safe and well-tolerated. Common side effects are generally mild and may include redness and swelling at the injection site, fever, and irritability. Serious side effects are very rare.

Get Vaccinated at Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield

For residents of Sheffield, Abbeydale Pharmacy at 713 Abbeydale Road, S7 2BE, is your convenient destination for receiving the DTP vaccine. Our experienced and friendly staff are here to provide you with the highest standard of care, ensuring you are well-protected.

Contact Us

For more detailed information, personalized recommendations, and to schedule your DTP vaccination, please consult with our healthcare providers at Abbeydale Pharmacy. We are here to support you in making informed decisions about your health.

Explore our other resources and educational materials available on our website to learn more about Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, and the benefits of vaccination. Your health and safety are our top priorities. Visit Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield for your DTP vaccine today.


Additional Services

At Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield, we also offer a comprehensive range of travel vaccinations and operate a full travel clinic to meet all your travel health needs. Ensure you are fully prepared for your travels by visiting us for expert advice and vaccinations tailored to your destination.


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