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Travel Vaccinations
and Preparations

Are you travelling abroad in the near future to a country that is at a high risk for a variety of infectious diseases? If so, Egerton Pharmacy in Islington, London, are here to administer all of your travel vaccinations. If you are unsure of which vaccinations you are likely to need for your destination, please click the button below to view the NHS guidelines.

Travel Risk Assessment

In order to reduce the wait time in our clinic, why not download and complete our travel risk assessment form prior to visiting us? You can download our form by clicking the button below. Alternatively, you can contact us regarding any questions you may have or to ask about our other vaccination services.

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Travel Clinic

At Egerton Pharmacy, we take are proud of our fantastic reputation and knowledgeable staff. We can vaccinate both adults and children against:

  • Cholera £40*

  • Diphtheria, Polio & Tetanus (Single vaccination) £25*

  • Hepatitis A £40*

  • Hepatitis A junior £30*

  • Hepatitis A & Typhoid (combined) £65*

  • Hepatitis B £30*

  • Hepatitis B junior £25*

  • Hepatitis A & B (combined) £55*

  • Japanese B encephalitis £90*

  • Meningitis A, C, W, Y Including certificate £45*

  • Rabies £65*

  • Tick-Borne Encephalitis £65*

  • Typhoid Vaccination £25*

  • Yellow Fever (including certificate) £70*

*Prices shown are per vaccination. More than one vaccination may be required for immunity. Please allow 6-8 weeks prior to travel for full immunity for multiple vaccinations. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Vaccinations that you may require

Cholera


Spread through consumption of contaminated water and food. This is more common during floods and after natural disasters, in areas with very poor sanitation and lack of clean drinking water. It would be unusual for travellers to contract cholera if they take basic precautions with food and water and maintain a good standard of hygiene. Should be completed at least 1 week prior to potential exposure




Diphtheria, Polio & Tetanus (Single vaccination)


Diphtheria – Spread person to person through respiratory droplets. Risk is higher if mixing with locals in poor, overcrowded living conditions. Polio – Spread person to person through the faecal-oral route and by consuming contaminated food and water. A total of 5 doses of polio vaccine are recommended for life in the UK. Boosters are usually recommended for countries where polio remains a problem. Tetanus – Spread through contamination of cuts, burns and wounds with tetanus spores. Spores are found in soil worldwide. A total of 5 doses of tetanus vaccine are recommended for life in the UK. Boosters are usually recommended in a country or situation where the correct treatment of an injury may not be readily available.




Hepatitis A & Typhoid


Spread through consuming contaminated food and water or person to person through the faecal-oral route. Risk is higher where personal hygiene and sanitation are poor.




Hepatitis B


Spread through infected blood and blood products, contaminated needles and medical instruments and sexual intercourse. Risk is higher for those at occupational risk, long stays or frequent travel, children (exposed through cuts and scratches) and individuals who may need, or request, surgical procedures abroad.




Japanese B encephalitis


Spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. This mosquito breeds in rice paddies and mainly bites between dusk and dawn. Risk is higher for long stay travellers to rural areas, particularly if unable to avoid mosquito bites.




Meningitis A,C,W,Y Including certificate


Spread by droplet infection through close person to person contact. Meningococcal disease is found worldwide but epidemics may occur within this country, particularly during the dry season. Risk is higher for those mixing with locals for extended periods.




Rabies


Spread through the saliva of an infected animal, usually through a bite, scratch or lick on broken skin. Particularly dogs and related species, but also bats. Risk is higher for those going to remote areas (who may not be able to promptly access appropriate treatment in the event of a bite), long stays, those at higher risk of contact with animals and bats, and children. Even when pre-exposure vaccine has been received, urgent medical advice should be sought after any animal or bat bite.




Yellow Fever (including certificate)


Spread by the bite of an infected, day-biting mosquito. The disease is mainly found in rural areas of affected countries but outbreaks in urban areas do occur. Vaccination is usually recommended for all those who travel into risk areas. Please allow 6-8 weeks prior to travel for full immunity for multiple vaccinations. Prices are subject to change without notice.




Other things to consider


Traveller's Diarrhoea Are you travelling and experiencing severe diarrhoea? For example, explosive watery diarrhoea with stomach cramps are likely to cause unacceptable inconvenience while you’re travelling. Treatment including antibiotics, anti-diarrhoeas and some oral rehydration salt tablets are available without having to see a doctor. Altitude Sickness Are you travelling to altitudes more than 3000m (9842 feet) above sea level? Ask for advice on Acetazolamide tablets for altitude sickness. Period Delays There are times when having your period can be very inconvenient so ask for advice on Norethisterone 5mg tablets which delay your period. Available to females from above 16 years of age. Jet Lag Don't let your jet lag hinder your trip, we can supply Melatonin to help prevent fatigue. Available to ages 18 years and above.





Anti-Malarial Medication

Malaria poses a potentially fatal threat which can, in most cases, be avoided through taking all of the necessary precautions. At Egerton Pharmacy in Islington, you can obtain all of the anti-malarial medication that you require - no prescription needed. Malaria is most commonly contracted after being bitten by an infected mosquito. So why not consider our mosquito repellent medications and equipment to minimise your chances of being bitten?

 

Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease transmitted by mosquitoes. You cannot be vaccinated against malaria. 

Speak to our travel consultants for the most appropriate anti-malarial medication. 

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Contact Egerton Pharmacy in Islington, London today to book yourself in for your travel vaccinations. Call: 020 7609 2858

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We also offer a range of other vaccinations and general health services