What are Travel Vaccinations?
Travel vaccinations are just the same as any other vaccination you might receive as part of the normal immunisation scheme on the NHS. At Pharmacy To My Door, they are administered privately , tailored specifically to protect you from diseases which are found elsewhere outside of the UK, and are electively taken by individuals as they see fit depending on their proposed travel destinations. Travel vaccinations, in general, function as a normal immunisation, by introducing trace amounts of a disease or virus into the body to encourage the development of a fortifying immune response.
When Should I Have My Travel Vaccination?
You should take travel vaccinations if you wish to protect yourself from contracting preventable foreign diseases. Certain destinations may suit different vaccinations and our pharmacists can help you understand which ones. Certain destinations may also ask for proof of vaccination upon arrival which our pharmacists can also advise you on. Our travel health clinic offers the following vaccines for your protection:
- Typhoid Fever
- Japanese Encephalitis
- Hepatitis A and B
- Tick-Borne Encephalitis
Through our travel health services, we can accommodate last minute travellers but recommend that you leave at least 8 weeks before your date of departure to fully comply with immunisations which may require more than one dose or a course of injections. The later you wait, the lesser immunity you will develop before your date of travel.
Pharmacy To My Door also offers private routine vaccinations for those who may not have had access to a similar childhood immunisation scheme is their home country or for anyone who thinks they might have missed a scheduled vaccine. The following vaccinations are comprehensive and can be obtained by appointment:
More information regarding our immunisations including to book an appointment, to receive trusted advice on your travel health and to take routine or travel vaccinations for a fortified immunity.