Visit our Travel Clinic in London before you jet off!
Travelling around the world either vacation, business, or backpacking to a more tropical place is thrilling. Consequently, you might be exposed to numerous diseases while overseas. However, Duncans Pharmacy has your travelling safety at hand. We are always ready to offer protection to not only you but also your family as you travel.
In case you are planning to travel outside the UK, you need to be vaccinated. As a result, you’ll be protected against severe diseases found in other parts of the globe.
Why do you need travel vaccinations?
Vaccinations are available to protect you against infections such as yellow fever, typhoid and hepatitis A. The NHS routine immunisation (vaccination) programme offers protection against several diseases. However, infectious conditions found overseas are not covered.
Visiting overseas is not only adventurous but also fun. However, you have to be protected against exposure to dangerous pathogens. The pathogens may be harmful and lead to severe sicknesses such as Malaria. Therefore, you require immunisation before travelling.
Diseases such as Hepatitis A, Malaria and Yellow Fever are dangerous. Therefore, getting either one or multiple vaccinations is vital. Once you are vaccinated, your body will develop a strong immune system hence protecting you against any infection.
When should I get a travel vaccine in London?
If possible, visit Duncans Pharmacy at least 8 weeks before travelling. Other vaccines are given earlier hence allowing your body to build immunity. On the other hand, some vaccines require a number of doses distributed several weeks or even months in advance.
You may be at risk of contracting diseases, for instance, if you are:
- Travelling in rural places
- Staying in hostels or camping
- On a long trip rather than a package holiday
If you have a pre-existing health condition, you are more at risk of getting infections from a travel-related disease.
A wide range of travel vaccines
Here at Duncans Pharmacy, we offer a wide range of travel vaccines and pre-departure services. Therefore if you are looking for a vaccination, malaria prevention, period delay or simply advice on the precautionary measures that you need to take when travelling to a certain country, we are here to help.
You can also get some travel vaccines that are free on the NHS if your GP practice is signed up to offer vaccination services. These are as follows:
- Polio (given as a combined diphtheria/tetanus/polio jab)
- Hepatitis A
These vaccines offer protection against illnesses thought to represent a danger to public health in case they were brought into the country. Please note NHS Travel Vaccines are only available from your GP.
To avoid excessive wait times, get in touch with us today to book your appointment and get a travel vaccine in London.