Manchester pharmacy travel clinic vaccination advice

If you are looking for information regarding your vaccination’s for traveling abroad in countries that contain viruses such as Hepatitis A or B, read through the details below for more information. You can get your vaccination’s at our travel clinic at Manchester pharmacy.

 

  • Hepatitis A 

Hepatitis A is a virus that causes liver disease. People infected with hepatitis A can spread it to others. You can contract hepatitis A if you come into contact with food or liquids contaminated or if you have personal contact with someone already infected. In rare cases hepatitis A can cause liver failure and death. It’s important to get your vaccine before travelling to areas known for contracting hepatitis A.

International traveller’s going to countries where hepatitis A is common should get their vaccinations. Hepatitis A is given in three doses. If you don’t plan on getting all three doses before you travel, at least ensure you get one as soon as possible. At our travel clinic at Manchester pharmacy, we offer information and services along with vaccination’s. Get in touch today!

 

  • Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a virus that causes liver disease, this is due to it being in your blood and bodily fluids. People infected with hepatitis B virus can spread it to other’s, this is due to sharing personal care items. Hepatitis B occurs in nearly every part of the world but is more common in some countries in Asia, Africa, south America and others. People travelling such as medical tourist’s have a chance of contracting the virus.

It will be in your best interests to have your vaccination’s when travelling to fully protect yourself. Unvaccinated traveller’s of all ages going to countries where hepatitis B is common should receive their vaccine. You will receive your vaccine in 2 or 3 doses before you travel. If your trip is soon, speak to your doctor about getting a combination of both hepatitis A-B vaccine.

 

  • Typhoid

Traveller’s can contract Typhoid fever in places with poor sanitation and hygiene such as Africa or south America.

If you’re going to be staying in areas with poor sanitation and food hygiene you should receive your vaccine. There are 2 main vaccines available to prevent typhoid fever these are the Vi vaccine (given as a single injection) and TY21a vaccine (given as 3 capsules to take on alternate days). For a consultation on typhoid fever come visit our travel clinic at Manchester pharmacy.

Whether you have received your vaccine for typhoid or not, it’s important to take basic precaution’s when travelling in countries where typhoid fever is present. Only drink bottled water that’s properly sealed, avoid having ice cream or ice in your drinks and avoid uncooked fruit and vegetables.

 

  • Diphtheria, tetanus & polio

A combined vaccine of diphtheria, polio and tetanus is given to children of all ages in the UK. Diphtheria is a highly contagious infection that affect’s the nose and throat, and sometimes the skin. It’s rare in the UK, there’s a small risk of catching it if you travel to some parts of the world. The best way to avoid having diphtheria while traveling is to be fully vaccinated against it.

 

  • Meningitis ACWY (for Hajj and umrah)

Vaccines against some types of meningococcal meningitis is usually recommended if you’re travelling to areas at risk and your planned activities put you at higher risk, for instance a traveller in close contact with the local population. High-risk areas for meningococcal meningitis include part’s of Africa and Saudi Arabia during mass gathering’s of hajj or umrah. If traveling to high-risk areas you should be vaccinated against meningococcal meningitis with a menACWY vaccine, also known as the quadrivalent meningococcal meningitis vaccine. Come to our travel clinic at Manchester pharmacy for a consultation with our medical team.

 

  • Anti-malarial tablets

Anti-malarial tablet’s reduce your risk of getting malarial while travelling. Its recommended to do this at least 4-6 weeks before you travel. For more information regarding anti-malarial tablets contact our travel clinic at Manchester pharmacy.

Vaccination’s are available to help protect you and your family against serious diseases found in certain parts of the world. Our specially trained Pharmacist’s will offer relevant advice to meet your individual requirement’s and for any travel concern’s you may have regarding your health.

You should only consider traveling if:
  • your age and health –  certain medical condition’s may prevent you from getting vaccination’s
  • working as an aid worker – you may come into contact with more diseases in a refugee camp or helping after a natural disaster
  • working in a medical setting – a doctor, nurse or another healthcare worker may require additional vaccination’s
  • contact with animals – pose risks of getting diseases such as rabies

We also provide certificate’s of proof of vaccination for Hajj and Umrah. This is a mandatory requirement for entry to perform pilgrimage.

Updated regulations on your travel vaccinations

It’s now 2022, it’s been 2 years since the first stages of the pandemic however some countries still have entry requirements that you have to comply with to enter.

There has been an update to travel rules within the UK. The government will remove the remaining restrictions on international travel for all passengers ahead of the easter holidays, the transport secretary announced on the 14th march 2022.

From Friday the 18th march, all COVID-19 travel restrictions will be lifted, including the passenger locator form for arrivals into the UK, as well as all tests for passengers who do not qualify as vaccinated. This change, therefore, removes the need for unvaccinated passengers to take a pre-departure test and a day 2 post arrival test.

To ensure the protection of public health, the government will maintain a range of contingency measures in reserve, which would enable it to take swift and proportionate action to delay any future harmful variants of COVID-19 entering the UK should the need arise.

While there will be no border health measures on arrival in the UK from 18th march, other countries are at different stages in the pandemic and many still require passengers to comply with requirements.

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Hajj & Umrah Immunisation

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£35.00

Hepatitus A (Hep A)

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£35.00

Hepatitus B (Hep B)

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£55.00

Hep A & B Combined

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Typhoid

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Typhoid & Hep A Combined

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