What vaccines do I need for Vaccinations for Ghana?
Each year thousands of travellers going to Africa visit one of our private travel clinics to receive travel health advice, vaccinations and malaria tablets.
For all your vaccination and malaria prevention needs, simply book an appointment for a consultation with one of our specially trained travel health nurses.
Below is a list of vaccines that, during consultation with the nurse, will either be recommended or must be carefully considered for travel to Vaccinations for Ghana.
Hepatitis A Vaccination
Price: Price: £43 per dose
Hepatitis A is a viral infection which can cause severe liver disease. The viral infection is usually spread by contaminated food and water.
Combined Tetanus, Diptheria & Polio Vaccination
Price: Price: £32 per dose
Diphtheria is uasually spread by close contact with infected persons. In the UK, the combined Diptheria/Tetanus/Polio vaccine is recommended when diphtheria boosters are indicated for adults. A diphtheria booster lasts 10 years. Tetanus is a serious infection, usually contracted following contamination of wounds. In the UK, after 5 doses of vaccine, tetanus boosters are not routinely required unless travelling to areas with limited medical care. In the UK, the combined Diptheria/Tetanus/Polio vaccine is recommended when tetanus boosters are indicated. A tetanus booster lasts 10 years.
Price: Price: £45 per dose
Rabies is a viral infection usually spread by the saliva of infected animals. Human cases are usually due to dog bites but many animals can be infected, and a scratch or lick may be sufficient to transmite the disease. Rabies is fatal once symptoms begin.
Price: Price: £45 per dose
Typhoid fever is a bacterial infection usually spread by contaminated food and water. It can cause a serious illness, but vaccines offer up to 80 % protection.
Hepatitis B Vaccination
Price: Price: £38 per dose
Hepatitis B is a viral infection which can cause serious liver disease. It is usually spread sexually and by contact with infected blood or body fluids (e.g. puncture of the skin with contaminated needles). Vaccination is recommended for long-stay travellers, and those at risk due to their medical history, activities or work.
Book a consultation to discuss your malaria requirements with one of our travel nurses. Which malaria medicine is required depends on your risk assessment.
Malarone – £3.50 per tablet, Larium – £3.80 per tablet & Doxycycline – 50p per tablet.
Recommendations for Malaria tablets to prevent malaria differ by country of travel. No antimalarial drug is 100% protective and must be combined with the use of personal protective measures, (i.e., insect repellent, long sleeves, long pants, sleeping in a mosquito-free setting or using an insecticide-treated bednet).
Yellow Fever Vaccination
Price: Price: £53 per dose
Yellow Fever is spread by mosquitoes and is found in tropical parts of Africa and South America. Some countries require proof of yellow fever vaccination in the form of an International Certificate of Vaccination before they allow a traveller to enter. Failure to provide a valid certificate can lead to a traveller being quarantined, immunised or denied entry.
Meningitis ACWY Vaccination
Price: Price: £50 per dose
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Doctor will advise