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TRAVEL VACCINATIONS

Our Travel Clinic offers all the vaccinations you may require for your trip away. Our travel clinic appointments last 20 minutes to allow us to undertake a travel risk assessment so we can determine exactly which vaccinations are required and if malaria prophylaxis is needed.

Click on the tabs below to find out more information about each disease and vaccine.

  • Cholera
  • Diphtheria
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Meningitis A,C,W,Y
  • Rabies
  • Tick-borne-Encephalitis
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Typhoid Fever
  • Yellow Fever

Cholera

Cholera is a bacterial disease of the intestines characterised by profuse watery diarrhoea. It is contracted through ingesting contaminated food and water. Treatment is rehydration and sometimes antibiotics. It is most common in parts of Africa and Asia.

Oral vaccine consisting of 2 doses - £60 (each dose)

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Diphtheria

Diphtheria is a bacterial infection which most commonly effects the nose and throat. It can become serious very quickly and sometimes can result in death. It is usually spread by coughing and sneezing but it can also be transmitted through the consumption of unpasteurised dairy products. Patients are treated with antibiotics. Countries where the risk is greatest include India, Nigeria, Pakistan and Indonesia.

Single dose vaccine - £40

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Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a viral infection which effects the liver. Symptoms include fever, tiredness, nausea and jaundice. The virus is transmitted through contaminated food and water. There is no specific treatment for hepatitis. Risk areas include large parts of Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Central & South America.

Single or Combined Vaccine with Typhoid or Hepatitis B - from £50

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Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a virus which effects the liver. The virus can have long term complications including chronic liver disease and liver cancer. Many do not show symptoms but those that do may suffer with jaundice, nausea and loss of appetite. It is transmitted via blood or bodily fluids so may be spread by unprotected sex, sharing of needles including through body piercings and tattoos. There is no treatment for hepatitis B, management is aimed at treating the symptoms. Prevalence is greatest in parts of East Asia and Sub Saharan Africa.

Single or combined vaccine with hepatitis A, 3 doses required - £40 (per dose)

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Japanese Encephalitis

Japanese Encephalitis is a virus that effects the brain and is usually transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. Symptoms include headache, fever, vomiting and impaired consciousness. There is no specific treatment available although patients will require supportive treatment in hospital. The vast majority of cases are found in Asia.

Vaccine requires 2 injections - £90 (per dose)

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Meningitis A,C,W,Y

Meningitis has various causes, but is most commonly bacterial of which there are a few different types, the most common being A,C,W,Y and B. There are vaccines that can help protect us against these common forms. Symptoms include fever, headache, vomiting, neck stiffness, sensitivity to light and sometimes a rash. Meningitis can be potentially fatal and so urgent treatment is required with antibiotics. The disease occurs worldwide but the highest rates are seen across Sub Saharan Africa.

Single Injection - £70

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Rabies

Rabies is a viral illness transmitted to humans by a bite, scratch or even lick from an infected animal, usually a dog. Once a person is infected with rabies, it is often fatal. Patients need urgent treatment with rabies vaccines and rabies immunoglobulin. The majority of cases are to be found in Asia and Africa.

Vaccine consists of 3 injections - £60 (per dose)

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Tick-borne Encephalitis

Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is a viral infection that is transmitted through the bite of an infected tick. It can present with mild flu like symptoms such as fever, headache and muscle aches, whilst other times it can present as a more severe illness where it causes a meningitis like illness that can on occasions be fatal. At risk areas include central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Eastern Asia.

Vaccine requires 2 injections - £65 per dose

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Tuberculosis (TB)

TB is a bacterial infection which can effect almost any part of the body, although the most common organ it effects is the lungs (pulmonary TB). General symptoms can include weight loss, fever, night sweats and fatigue. The other symptoms depend on where the TB is located so if its in the lungs it may cause a cough and phlegm. Treatment is with a combination of antibiotics for a protracted length of time, usually 6-12 months. Prevalence is greatest in regions of Southern and South East Asia and Sub Saharan Africa.

Single vaccine although a separate Mantoux test usually required first - from £40

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Typhoid Fever

Typhoid fever is a disease acquired from the ingestion of contaminated food or water. Common symptoms include headache, fever and muscle aches. Antibiotics can treat the illness but if left untreated it can effect the liver, spleen, heart, lung intestines and brain. It is a problem seen in countries where there is a lack of clean water and poor sanitation with prevalence greatest in the Indian sub-continent as well as parts of Africa and Central & South America.

Either a single injection or oral vaccine consisting of 3 capsules taken over 5 days - £35

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Yellow Fever

Yellow fever (YF) is a viral illness which is transmitted by mosquitoes. It can present with mild symptoms of fever, headache and muscle aches whilst other times it may progress to a more severe illness with jaundice and bleeding from the mouth and ears. Countries may require proof of vaccination, recorded on an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP). Patients who contract the illness will require hospital admission and treatment for the complications of the illness. The risk of yellow fever is greatest in subsaharan Africa as well as central and South America.

Vaccine requires 2 injections - £65 per dose

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Book your appointment by calling the clinic on 0191 284 1355.