There is something thrilling about travelling around the world, whether it be on vacation, for business, or on a backpacking trip to a more tropical location. However, you might also be vulnerable to numerous diseases. But Macks Pharmacy can help you stay safe while travelling. Whether you are traveling alone or with your family, we are always ready to provide protection. Get your travel vaccine in London today!
It is necessary to be vaccinated if you are traveling outside the UK. Thus, you’ll be less likely to contract severe diseases that are common in other countries.
Why do you need travel vaccines in London before travelling?
There are vaccinations available to protect you against diseases like yellow fever, hepatitis A and typhoid. Regular immunisations (vaccinations) are part of the NHS routine vaccination programme. However, vaccination for conditions found overseas is not included.
It’s fun and adventurous to travel overseas. However, you should take precautions to avoid contracting pathogens and dangerous illnesses. In some cases, the pathogens can cause severe illnesses such as malaria. As a result, you should have immunisation before traveling.
When should I get travel vaccines in London?
A visit to the GP or Macks Pharmacy at least eight weeks before travel is recommended. Some vaccinations are administered earlier and thus allow you to build immunity. Other vaccines, however, require multiple doses over a period of weeks or even months.
The following factors may put you at risk of contracting diseases:
- Travelling in rural places
- Staying in hostels or camping
- On a long trip rather than a package holiday
You may be at a higher risk of contracting travel-related infections if you have an existing medical condition.
What are the free NHS travel vaccines?
Below are travel vaccines that you can get for free on the NHS in case your GP is accredited to provide vaccinations.
The above vaccines provide protection against conditions that may present danger to public health if they gain entry into the country.
Get in touch with Macks Pharmacy to get your travel vaccine in London today.