What is tetanus?
Tetanus is a painful disease affecting the nervous system which can lead to muscle spasms. It is caused when germs found in the soil and manure get into the body through open cuts or burns. Tetanus cannot be passed from person to person.
What is diphtheria?
Diphtheria is a serious disease that usually begins with a sore throat and can quickly cause breathing problems.
What is polio?
Polio is a virus that attacks the nervous system which can cause permanent paralysis of muscles.
Having the vaccination
You will be offered this vaccination on the same day as the MenACWY vaccine. They will both be given in your upper arm at the same time to minimise any discomfort.
As with all vaccines, any reports of side effects are closely monitored and reviewed. See www.nhs.uk/ or see the patient information leaflet (PIL) if you’d like more information on side effects.