iMed Pharmacy Travel and Vaccination Clinic
Our pharmacy travel clinic is a NaTHNaC approved Yellow Fever Centre.
We provide a walk-in service within a professional environment which is easily accessible and convenient.
For further information, or to make an appointment, please click here to book online, or call the pharmacy on 01727 837 985.
Services we provide:
- Walk-In Clinic – no appointments needed
- Children’s vaccinations
- Travel vaccinations including Yellow Fever
- Anti-malaria medication (without prescription)
- Up-to-date travel health advice for your itinerary
- Travel health medications, vitamins and accessories.
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Meningitis B (min. age 9 months)
Meningitis is a serious infection. It occurs when the lining around the brain and spinal cord becomes inflamed. The group B strand accounts for over 80% off all cases. The infection can lead to brain damage, epilepsy, blindness, deafness, blood poisoning (septicaemia) and even death.
The most common symptoms are a stiff neck, high fever, sensitivity to light, confusion, headaches and vomiting.
For more information see NHS Choices – hyperlink http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/meningitis-B-vaccine.aspx
Chicken Pox (min. age 12 months)
This is a highly-contagious viral infection, affecting young children, adults, and those who have not been immunised. The virus is easily transmitted from an infected person to a person who has never had the virus or has not been vaccinated.
The symptoms are a red itchy rash, usually beginning on the face and trunk, and later spreading to other areas of the body, particularly, the neck, face, and limbs. Fever and a general feeling of tiredness follows.
Yellow Fever is an acute haemorrhagic viral infection transmitted by infected mosquitoes. It affects several body systems such as the liver and kidneys. The symptoms include high fever and headache to extreme light sensitivity and vomiting but can also progress to jaundice. At its most severe, yellow fever is fatal.
Yellow fever is a potentially life threatening viral illness that is found in tropical areas of Africa and South and Central America.
Hepatitis A is a viral infection, which affects the human liver. This virus occurs through ingestion of contaminated food or water and is widespread to countries with an insufficient sanitation system and poor personal hygiene.
The symptoms are fever, digestive problems and jaundice. The severity of the symptoms can vary in different people and can lead to complications such as cholestasis and liver failure.
Also available as a combined vaccine with Typhoid
Hepatitis B is a viral infection that attacks the liver and can cause both acute and chronic disease. It puts people at high risk of death from cirrhosis and liver cancer. The virus is transmitted through contaminated blood via sexual intercourse, needle sharing, also contact with other body fluids of an infected person such as saliva, menstrual, vaginal and seminal fluids. In addition, infection can occur during medical, surgical and dental procedures, through tattooing, or similar objects that are contaminated with infected blood.
Hepatitis B occurs worldwide. Areas where there is a higher risk of exposure to hepatitis B include Eastern Europe, Russia, India, China, South and Central America, Africa, South East Asia and many south pacific islands.
DTP (Dipheria, Tetanus and Polio)
Tetanus: Tetanus is a serious disease of the central nervous system that is caused by bacteria that is found in soil. It is also transmitted through contact with rusty objects, cuts from soil based instruments (infected soil) and by animal bites and licks. Tetanus is found throughout the world.
Diphtheria: Diphtheria is highly contagious infection of the upper repertory system. It is caused by bacteria, which results in high temperatures and soreness of the nose and throat areas.
The infection is usually caught after being in close or prolonged contact with someone who has the condition or is carrying the infection.
Polio: Polio is an acute viral illness that affects the nervous system. It is spread mainly through person to person (faecal-oral route) contact in areas where sanitation and personal hygiene are poor. Polio is a severe infectious disease that can causes temporary and permanent paralysis. Polio, which is an airborne disease is spread when infected people cough and breath on other people.
Most people with polio will have no symptoms, others may get a sore throat, headache, and abdominal pain.
Typhoid fever is caused by a bacterium called Salmonella Typhi. It is a highly contagious and potentially deadly disease. Typhoid can be found throughout the world but it is more common in countries where food or water is contaminated. This is particularly common in regions with poor sanitation such as in Africa, the Indian Sub-continent, South East Asia and South America.
Common symptoms of typhoid fever include a high temperature, headaches, nausea, muscle pain, loss of appetite, digestion problems such as constipation or diarrhoea, tiredness and confusion.
Also available as a combined vaccine with Hepatitis A
Rabies is a dangerous viral infection endemic to many countries. The Rabies virus kills over 55,000 people every year. Countries with a high risk of rabies include all countries on the African continent, South America and large parts of Asia.
There is no cure or treatment for rabies, once infected it is lethal. For this fact, it is advised that you protect yourself with a course of rabies vaccines if travelling to high risk countries.
Rabies is transmitted by animals (domestic and wild carnivores and bats) to humans via close contact with saliva from infected animals. This can be through bites, scratches, and licks on broken skin.
Symptoms include fever, itchiness at the infection site and also can lead to aggressive behaviour.
Meningococcal meningitis is an acute bacterial disease that can cause systemic infection.
There are many different serogroups of meningitis of which groups B and C are the most common in the United Kingdom and group A and W135 predominantly in the African belt from Senegal to Ethiopia. These serotypes have also been responsible for outbreaks in Saudi Arabia during the Hajj pilgrimages. This disease is transmitted by sneezing, coughing or direct contact with respiratory secretions.
The symptoms are headaches, sudden onset of fever nausea and vomiting.
This is an infection caused by a bacteria spread through contaminated food, water and faeces. The disease is most common in places with poor sanitation for example where sewage comes into contact with drinking water, crowding and famine. The disease is found throughout the world particularly in countries where sanitation is poor, particularly parts of Africa, India and South East Asia.
The symptoms are diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, sunken eyes and cold skin.
If not treated, it can lead to dehydration, electrolyte imbalance and shock.
Japanese encephalitis is a viral disease which, like malaria, is transmitted by mosquitoes. The virus affects the human brain and can lead to inflammation and swelling of the brain. In many patients, Japanese encephalitis symptoms remain mild and the infection may even go unnoticed. Typical encephalitis symptoms include nausea and vomiting, seizures, headaches and confusion.
Tick borne encephalitis is a viral infection involving the central nervous system affecting the brain and spinal cord. It is found in Central, Northern and Eastern Europe, Russia, Northern China and Mongolia.
The infection is transmitted to human via a bite from an infected tick found in woodland habitats.
Symptoms are like that of meningitis, these include a sudden fever, nausea and vomiting, a stiff neck and headaches.
MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
This is viral illness transmitted by sneezing, coughing, or direct contact via respiratory secretions. There is a risk to all travellers since they are present globally and when visiting for lengthy periods or living/working closely with the local population.
The symptoms are a rash, fever, headache, muscle aches, swollen glands in the neck or behind the ears, sore red eyes that may be sensitive to light, cold-like symptoms.
These conditions are highly infectious and can lead to serious complications including meningitis, swelling of the brain, deafness and affect the unborn baby in pregnancy.
There is a single injection that is safe and effective in protecting against three separate illnesses, MMR.
Flu is a contagious viral illness which attacks the body by spreading through the respiratory tract. It is caused by the influenza virus which is most common in winter and early spring.
Symptoms include high fever, tiredness and weakness, general aches and pains, headache and cough.
Malaria is a tropical disease caused by parasites that spread through infected female anopheline mosquitos when they bite. Most anopheline mosquitos feed between dusk and dawn which is when most transmission of malaria occurs.
Symptoms of malaria can appear from as soon a few days to a year after an initial bite. This infection can be fatal. The symptoms include high fever, profuse sweating, nausea, vomiting, shaking chills, diarrhoea and more.
Our travel pharmacist will help you choose your right anti-malarial medication for you trip, whether you’re going away for only a few days to a few months.
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*prices subject to change without notice
To check which vaccinations you need and whether you will need protection from malaria for your trip, click here for the most up to date information: www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk
Alternatively, drop into the clinic and speak to a member of staff who will be happy to advise you which vaccinations you will need.