The Cholera Travel Vaccine
Cholera doesn’t pose a risk to ALL travellers – but you may be at risk if you’re an aid volunteer or refugee camp worker.
Are you unsure whether you need the cholera vaccine? We have the all-important information that you need to know.
What is cholera?
Cholera is a highly contagious bacterial disease that’s usually spread via contaminated dirty water. A cholera infection will give you severe and painful diarrhoea.
Is there a cholera vaccine?
Fortunately, yes. The cholera vaccine is a live oral vaccine that comes in the form of a drink. It’s just two doses, both to be taken between one to six weeks.
Do you need the cholera vaccine?
We don’t recommend the cholera vaccine to most travellers, but it is available if you’re travelling to a high-risk country or doing high-risk work including aid volunteering or working in a refugee camp.
As an alternative to getting the cholera vaccine, we suggest simply taking care of your gut to minimise the risk of getting traveller’s diarrhoea. Don’t drink tap water while on your travels and also consider investing in the AquaPure Traveller water bottle to always stay hydrated.
Visit the London Vaccination Clinic
We can carry out a full travel health risk assessment to identify whether you need a cholera vaccine, so come and see one of our friendly nurses.
Watch our short YouTube video.
Our CEO and specialist immunisation and travel health nurse, Katy Peters, explains everything you need to know about cholera.