Cholera often occurs in areas with poor sanitation particularly those experiencing natural disasters or war. It is an infection of the small intestine causing acute diarrhoea and vomiting, this can lead to dehydration and electrolyte imbalances making cholera a potentially fatal condition.
Signs and symptoms can develop 1-5 days after the ingestion of the bacteria and include vomiting of a clear liquid and pale, cloudy and painless diarrhoea.
Vaccination against cholera is highly effective and can offer up to 2 years protection.
Destinations include India, China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka and The Maldives.
South East Asia is comprised of Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Cambodia.
Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea and islands across the Pacific Ocean.
Destinations comprise the distance between Mexico and Panama
Comprised of thirteen countries in total including Argentina, Brazil and Peru.
Diphtheria is a bacterial disease usually spread through coughs and sneezes and can cause difficulties in breathing. At risk groups include unimmunized children and older adults who were not vaccinated as children. Planning to travel during the warmer months of the year along with the diphtheria vaccination are both ways of avoiding contracting the disease.
Tetanus is a bacterial infection which is introduced to the body via puncture wounds and burns. The most common symptom of tetanus is lock-jaw shortly followed by muscle spasms which may cause difficulty swallowing and in severe cases difficulty breathing. Two main ways of avoiding contracting tetanus are immunisation and avoiding injury.
Poliomyelitis is a highly contagious acute viral infection and is a particular threat to children. Poor sanitation is a key factor in the spread of the disease. Symptoms may take up to 20 days and can include fever, headaches, vomiting, fatigue, chest pains, and stiffness in the neck. In severe cases paralysis of the legs may occur and immobilisation of respiratory muscles can lead to death.
The DTP vaccination is usually part of the childhood immunisation programme in the UK and is required generally every 10 years.
Young adults may have already received this vaccination between the ages of 13-18.
Hepatitis A is a viral infection which can lead to inflammation of the liver. The virus is usually transmitted through contaminated food and water and is therefore most prevalent in areas with poor sanitation. Hepatitis A can also be transmitted between individuals with poor hygiene.
Vaccination should ideally occur at least two weeks before travel. Usually an initial injection will be followed by a booster injection to provide long-term protection.
Hepatitis B is a highly infectious virus spread through blood or bodily fluids and can lead to severe liver problems that may potentially prove fatal.
The risk of contracting hepatitis B is linked to your exposure to blood or bodily fluids, such as during sexual intercourse, dental or medical treatment received abroad and tattooing.
Vaccination consists of three injections given over a period of one month or 6 months depending on your chosen course.
This vaccination is usually given for rural travel and is a viral infection usually transmitted by mosquitoes with the host being pigs and wading birds. Infection can cause swelling of the brain leading to permanent brain damage and death.
In tropical countries the risk of infection is consistent year-round, however in temperate countries the risk is increased during the rainy seasons.
Vaccination is usually given as two vaccines over 28 days.
Malaria is spread through mosquito bites. It is the female Anopheles mosquitos that carry the Plasmodium parasite which passes into the bloodstream after a bite and is responsible for causing malaria. Bites mainly occur at dusk and at night. Signs and symptoms of malaria typically present 7-18 days after becoming infected and include fever accompanied by sweats and chills, headaches, muscle pain, vomiting and diarrhoea. However, in some cases symptoms may not present for up to a year.
The pharmacist you see at our travel clinic will be able to advise you on and provide you with the most appropriate form of malaria prevention, accounting for your age, any pre-existing medical conditions you may have, current medications you may take, pregnancy and the destination you plan to visit.
For those attending Hajj the meningococcal (ACWY) vaccination is a mandatory visa requirement and is also recommended for those performing Umrah.
All consultations are FREE of charge and arranged at your convenience.
Please note the prices are listed as price per dose, for the total cost of your vaccinations please refer to the number of doses you may require as listed in the Course column.
Otherwise feel free to contact us and we will be happy to provide more information.
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|Vaccine||Price Per Dose||Course|
|Hepatitis A – water borne|
|One dose for both adults and children|
|Hepatitis B – blood borne|
|Three doses for both adults and children|
|Combined Hepatitis A + Hepatitis B|
|Three doses for both adults and children|
|Yellow Fever||£60||One dose|
|Combined Hepatitis A + Typhoid||£60||One dose|
|Diphtheria, tetanus and poliomyelitis||£30||One dose|
|Meningococcal Conjugate ACWY||£35||One dose|
|Meningococcal Group B||£95||Two doses|
|Japanese encephalitis||£80||Two doses|
|Two doses for both adults and children|
|Doxycycline||40p per capsule|
|Lariam||£22 for 8 tablets|
(£2.75 per tablet)
|Malarone (Generic)||£1.50 per tablet|
|Malarone Paediatric||£18 for 12 tablets|
(£0.90 per tablet)
|Maloff Prpotect||24s £46.80 and 36s £70.20|
Rabies is a viral infection usually spread from animals to humans via a bite or scratch. There is currently no treatment for rabies and infection is usually fatal causing inflammation of the spinal cord and brain.
Vaccination involved 3 doses given over a month e.g. day 1, 7, 21-28.
If possible exposure to rabies does occur urgent medical attention is advised.
Tick-borne encephalitis is a viral infection transmitted via consumption of unpasteurised milk products or the bite of a tick. Transmission season is typically April – October and is mainly found in the forested parts of China and Russia.
Vaccination is given as a course of two injections two weeks apart with a booster at 5-12 months.
Insect bite avoidance methods should be exercised such as protective clothing and insect repellents, such products are available to purchase at our travel health clinic.
Typhoid is a bacterial infection often transmitted through contaminated food and water. Infection can cause intestinal bleeding, toxic heart disease, pneumonia, seizures, swelling of the brain and death.
Vaccination is often required every 3 years.
When travelling to Central America this vaccination may be considered when travelling east of the Panama Canal. This vaccination may also be required when visiting South America. It is usually required every 10 years and a certificate is required for entry into some countries.