Cholera Vaccination

Cholera is a potentially fatal infection of the small intestine that causes acute diarrhoea and vomiting, which in turn can lead to dehydration and electrolyte imbalance.

Travel Vaccinations
Per Dose
Cholera (oral)
£44 per dose
2 Doses


Cholera is vaccine-preventable, with the vaccine offering 85-90% protection against Cholera for a 2-year period. Travellers to high-risk areas may be recommended a course of two tablets, which is administered orally.

Countries at risk

Cholera occurs in areas of poor sanitation, with poor water and food hygiene, particularly in areas suffering from natural disasters or war zones.

Cholera is particularly prevalent in Central and South AmericaAfrica, and Asia (see South EastEast and Central), and it is estimated that 3-5 million people worldwide are affected every year. The disease caused the deaths of between 100,000 and 130,000 people in 2010.

Travel Precautions

While you are travelling, only drink water from a sealed bottle or from sources that have been treated by filtration, tablets or boiling. Avoid ice from unknown water sources. Avoid uncooked food and only eat fruit that you can peel. Ensure that hot food is freshly cooked and served hot. Use common sense concerning personal hygiene and hand washing.

Signs and Symptoms

The initial symptoms of Cholera can begin anywhere between 1-5 days after ingesting the bacteria. Sufferers can experience vomiting of a clear liquid, and painless diarrhoea, which is pale and cloudy in appearance. These symptoms can expel a massive amount of fluid from the body, resulting in dehydration and causing the skin to turn a greyish blue colour.


The cholera vaccine is recommended for travellers to regions where cholera is prevalent, particularly in parts of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It is also advised for individuals who will have close contact with an infected person or are visiting areas with poor sanitation and limited access to clean water.

The cholera vaccine typically provides protection for about two years. After this period, a booster dose may be necessary to maintain immunity.

A cholera booster is recommended every two years for individuals who remain at risk due to continued travel or other exposure to cholera-prone areas.

High-risk areas for cholera include regions in South Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, and parts of Central and South America.

Each cholera vaccination dose costs £39, with two doses required. Initially, there is an appointment fee of £20, which covers the time spent with one of our specially trained healthcare professionals who will conduct a risk assessment.

We have clinics nationwide that offer the cholera vaccine. Below you will find a list of top clinics that provide the cholera vaccine. London Area Outside London