Tetanus Shots in the UK

You can receive your tetanus shot during a walk-in visit to one of our clinics. Protect yourself and travel with confidence.

What is tetanus?

Tetanus is an extremely poisonous infection caused by harmful bacteria found in soil, dust, or manure. The most common way of contracting tetanus is through broken skin. For example, you might prick yourself with a rose thorn or step on a dirty nail. Once it’s entered the bloodstream, tetanus can affect the nervous system and causes all sorts of painful, life-threatening symptoms including:

  • Jaw cramping
  • Involuntary muscle spasms 
  • Painful muscle stiffness
  • Fever and profuse sweating
  • Trouble swallowing

How often do you need a tetanus shot?

According to the UK’s schedule, every British citizen should receive 5 tetanus shots in their lifetime in order to protect them from a minor tetanus infection. However, we recommend that all travelers receive a booster jab every 10 years in order to get maximum protection when overseas in case of heavy exposure to tetanus via a ‘tetanus prone’ injury 

Find out more and book yours

Watch our short YouTube video for more information on how you can receive your tetanus shot in the UK. Our CEO and specialist immunisation and travel health nurse, Katy Peters talks briefly about the importance of receiving your tetanus shot, especially when travelling overseas. 

Are you ready to return to the world? Travel without fear with all of your vital vaccinations. Contact us today.