Dengue Fever is very common in certain parts of the world and the infection is spread though mosquitos. Although alot of dengue fever cases are self-limiting, a small number of cases can lead to a severe and life-threatening infection. You can come infected with Dengue Fever if you are bitten by an infected mosquito, these usually bite during the day.
Dengue Fever is very common in alot of the tropics, affected areas include:
Central and South America
Although less common, locally acquired cases are beginning to be reported in Europe, including Croatia, France, and Maderia.
What Vaccines are available?
Qdenga vaccine can be given to adults and children from the age of 4 years old. the vaccine contains weakened version of Dengue virus serotypes 1, 2, 3 and 4 which stimulates your body's immune system and protects you from the virus if you were to become exposed to it in the future. The vaccine is recommended to people travelling to countries which the virus is common.
Adults and children above age 4 (two doses)
Dose 1: Day 0
Dose 2: Month 3
Protection Duration: Up to 4.5 years after the second dose.
If you're travelling to an area where Dengue fever is found, there are some things you can do to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.
These mosquitos bite during the day, at this time wear long loose clothing to protect yourself, especially at dawn and dusk.
Use insect repellent and reapply as stated my manufacturer (look for ingredient DEET).
Sleep under mosquito net.
Need other vaccines?
Please click on the links below for travel vaccination requirements/ advice.
For vaccine recommendations and information on conditions based on destinations: https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home
For vaccine lifespan: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/travel-vaccinations/jabs/
Antimalarials (Maloff Protect): For adults you can buy these over the counter after the consultation at £2 per tablet. For children please enquire.
Need to book more than one vaccine?
Please make a booking for a single vaccine and leave a note with the booking for the other vaccines you require. We will then call you to make other bookings.
Note: We offer a 5% discount for cash payments.
Please make sure you fill in the form in the appointment confirmation which you will recieve (as a link). This will allow us to do a risk assessement before your arrive and check all your travel requirements for a swift & safe appointment.