Tetanus Vaccine

Get your protection against tetanus with the tetanus vaccine in Leicester and Nuneaton.
Tetanus is an infection that is brought about when a bacteria gets into a wound. Although it’s rare, it’s a serious condition.

How do you get tetanus?

The tetanus bacteria usually breed in the soil and can actually survive outside the body for long periods. It’s also found in animal manure like manure from cows and horses.

Upon entering the body, the bacteria can quickly increase, releasing toxins that can affect your nerves.

The bacteria enters into one’s body through:

  • Gazes and cuts
  • Splits or tears in the skin
  • Animal bites
  • Burns
  • Tattoos, body piercings, and injections
  • Eye injuries
  • Use of contaminated drugs

You cannot get tetanus from another person.

What are the symptoms of tetanus?

Symptoms normally start showing about four to twenty-one days following the infection.

The most known symptoms of tetanus are:

  • Lockjaw
  • Painful muscle spasms
  • High temperatures
  • sweating
  • Rapid heartbeat


Tetanus vaccination

We offer the tetanus vaccine as part of the NHS childhood vaccination programme.

The complete vaccination course comprises 5 injections given normally on a schedule. The complete course offers protection against tetanus for a long time. It’s however important that you get medical advice if you or your child has a dirty or deep wound.

Tetanus travel jab

Tetanus is known to be all over the world so it’s vital to ensure that you are fully vaccinated prior to travelling outside the country.

Contact us today for more advice if you have plans of travelling abroad and haven’t received vaccination against tetanus. Get your tetanus vaccine in Leicester and Nuneaton at Leicester Travel Clinic today! Our trained pharmacists will be there to assist you every step of the way.

We recommend that you get as many doses as possible before travelling if you’ve never had a vaccination against tetanus before.