Why Is Cholera Vaccination Needed Before Travel?          

Why Is Cholera Vaccination Needed Before Travel?          

Cholera is a serious gastrointestinal disease that causes severe cases of diarrhoea. It is mostly seen in certain countries such as Africa and Asia where continual access to clean water supplies and proper sewage systems is limited.

The chances of getting cholera while travelling to high-risk countries are relatively small but it is still a serious threat. However, the best way to protect yourself while traveling in high-risk countries is to get the cholera vaccination at your local Travel Health Clinic. Anna Pharmacy offers the cholera vaccination in Sutton, Wallington, Hackbridge, and Croydon.

In addition to getting a cholera vaccination, it’s equally important to practice excellent hygiene while travelling to reduce the chances of getting ill.

This includes:                 

·           Frequent hand washing.

·           Drinking bottled water.

·           Using clean water when brushing your teeth.

·           Eating at places that are sanitary.

Even though cases of cholera in the UK are rare, you definitely run the risk of getting cholera in other parts of the world that still have cases of cholera. This is the primary reason you should visit Anna Pharmacy Travel Clinic to get a cholera vaccination in Wallington or at one of our other convenient branches including Hackbridge, Croydon, and Sutton.

What is Cholera?

Cholera is an infectious bacterial disease of the small intestine,  most commonly contracted from contaminated food and water. Cholera can cause severe diarrhoea and vomiting and can be life-threatening if not treated quickly.

Cholera Symptoms

Symptoms of cholera can appear within a few hours or up to five days after being exposed to the cholera bacteria. In most cases, the symptoms are mild. However, it can cause severe watery diarrhoea and vomiting, resulting in dangerous dehydration. Infected individuals can continue to spread the disease to others even if they are not showing symptoms.

Get A Cholera Vaccination at Anna Pharmacy Travel Vaccination Clinic If You’re at Risk

It’s normally recommended to get the cholera vaccination if:

You are visiting high-risk countries where cases of cholera are common or if you’re visiting remote areas where medical care is limited.

You work as an aid provider or are a relief management worker living in areas where there are cases of cholera outbreaks.

Click here to book your appointment for a cholera vaccination in Croydon, Wallington, Hackbridge, or Sutton.