Diphtheria is a highly contagious bacterial infection that mainly affects the nose and throat and sometimes the skin. It is rare in Europe as children are generally vaccinated against it, but there is a risk of catching it when travelling in some parts of the world. Symptoms generally include a high temperature of +38 degrees […]


What is the 4 in 1 vaccine?

The 4 in 1 vaccine immunises against Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (whooping cough) and Poliomyelitis (Polio). Children should be given vaccines protecting them from these diseases at 2, 4 and 6 month. A further booster shot should be given when children are between 4-5 years of age. Diphtheria is an infection caused by the […]