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Do you need vaccinations for canary island? and what about tetanus?

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bumbleymummy Sun 05-Apr-15 11:50:59

NHS advice on whether the tetanus vaccine is needed for travel

bumbleymummy Sun 05-Apr-15 11:50:02

This is a very old thread!

base9 Fri 03-Apr-15 08:50:20

Get at tetanus jab. Everyone should have that.
The nurse at your surgery can do it quickly, no fuss or pre- booking.

itfcbabe Fri 03-Apr-15 08:47:42

Think about having rabies jab just in case

kevo Fri 06-Jun-14 19:29:01

Docs told me I you don't need a booster now until after your 40. So for example if your last tetnus was when you were 25. You don't need a booster for another 15 years.

kevo Fri 06-Jun-14 19:28:47

Docs told me I you don't need a booster now until after your 40. So for example if your last tetnus was when you were 25. You don't need a booster for another 15 years.

bumbleymummy Fri 20-Sep-13 11:52:53

I think current guidelines in the UK is that you have a maximum of 5 tetanus jabs in a lifetime - not every 10 years as it used to be.

Frontdoorstep Thu 19-Sep-13 14:05:46

Tetanus jabs are on a special three for one offer, you get diphtheria and polio thrown in!

SuperiorCat Mon 16-Sep-13 18:29:43

Have a great holiday

mummaemma Mon 16-Sep-13 17:59:33

oh good. Thankyou. Ok will arrange tetanus jabs for me and DH.

SuperiorCat Mon 16-Sep-13 17:41:32

No nothing needed.

DameDeepRedBetty Mon 16-Sep-13 16:30:24

We didn't need anything extra for Lanzarote earlier this year.

captainmummy Mon 16-Sep-13 16:29:57

No jabs needed, you should be covered from most things - it is europe. If you havent had a tetanus you should have one every 10 years, not just for holidays.

mummaemma Mon 16-Sep-13 16:28:52

not sure if you need any? and what about tetanus? havent had injection since my daughter was born 18 year ago??

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