Non travel Vaccines
As well as offering vaccines required for travelling purposes, we also offer other non travel related vaccines.
- Meningitis B
Human papilloma virus (HPV)
HPV is a viral infection that is spread through any form of sexual contact. Most people will get an HPV infection at some point in their lives but usually it causes no symptoms and the body clears the virus naturally. However, there are some more high risk types of the virus which can cause cancers such as cervical cancer and anal cancer as well as causing genital warts.
We offer the HPV vaccine which involves three injections over the course of 6 months.
Cost: £180 (per dose)
Chickenpox is a highly infectious viral illness. It usually presents with fever and an itchy rash consisting of red spots and blisters. Most people get the illness at some point in their childhood. Chickenpox in adults can be a more severe illness and can be associated with some severe complications. After a chickenpox infection the virus lives dormant in the body and it can reactivate and present as shingles later in life.
Our clinic offers the chickenpox vaccine for those aged 12 months and above. The vaccine consists of 2 injections given 4-8 weeks apart.
Cost: £70 (per dose)
Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a painful skin rash caused by the chicken pox virus. After a chickenpox infection the virus lives dormant in the body and it can reactivate and cause shingles later in life. It often starts with a burning sensation to the skin, followed by a rash consisting very small fluid filled blisters which normally effects just one side of the body.
The shingles vaccine is offered at our clinic and involves just a one off injection. It is suitable for those aged 50 years and over.
Flu (Influenza) is a viral infection which effects the lungs. People normally develop fever, a cough, headaches, general aches and pains and tiredness. It is spread through coughs and sneezes and contact with those already infected with the virus. The virus normally passes by itself but can be more severe in elderly people, those with pre existing medical problems, pregnant women and those with a lowered immune system. Treatment is not normally given but anti viral medications are occasionally used.
There is a vaccination available that helps reduce the risk of catching flu which we offer in the autumn time.
Pneumonia is a bacterial infection which effects the lungs. Pneumonia can present with various symptoms such as fever, cough, phlegm, shortness of breath and sometimes chest pain. It is spread through coughs and sneezes and contact with those with the illness. Treatment is with antibiotics and sometimes hospitalisation is required.
There is a vaccine available that protects against strep. pneumoniae which is the most common bacteria that causes pneumonia.
Measles, mumps and rubella are all very infectious viral infections . They can sometimes have quite serious complications including meningitis and deafness. They can also cause complications in pregnancy to the unborn fetus if the pregnant woman contracts one of those viruses. Since the 1990’s children have been routinely immunised which means many adults, particularly those aged 30 or more would have missed out.
MMR vaccine comes as 2 injections administered 4 weeks apart. It is what is known as a live vaccine so may not be suitable for everyone.
Cost: £40 (per dose)
Meningitis occurs when there is an infection in the brain. The cause is usually a bacterial infection and the most common bacteria that causes it is meningococcal. There are different subtypes, one of which is type B. There is a vaccine that protects against group B bacteria which is now part of the childhood immunisation schedule.
It is available for free on the NHS for children only. We offer the vaccine to adults and those aged 11 and above. Two injections are required.
Cost: £130 (per dose)