Your local Travel Clinic in Burton-on-Trent
Are you about to head off on your gap year of travel? Are you getting ready for your spiritual journey to Mecca for Hajj or Umrah? Or are you jetting off for a few days on a business trip to a more exotic country? Wherever you are going in this world: the Alrewas Pharmacy Travel Clinic in Burton-on-Trent is here to keep you safe and protected along your way.
Why are travel vaccinations important?
When you travel to a more exotic country, you may be exposed to pathogens that your body does not have protection against. We call this protection “immunity”, hence the word “immunisations”. This may lead to infection and disease, for example, Hepatitis A or Yellow Fever which will, of course, lead to illness. In some cases, these illnesses can be very severe or even fatal. By having a vaccination, or multiple before you travel, you will develop protection against them. This is extremely important because some of these diseases are often life-threatening.
How do travel vaccines work?
Travel vaccines work similarly, providing immunity against various diseases by mimicking pathogens. Your immune system produces antibodies to fight infections, offering protection when exposed to bacteria or viruses. It’s best to get vaccinated at least 21 days before travel for optimal antibody production.
Take the next step to a stress-free holiday
Our staff at the Alrewas Pharmacy Travel Clinic in Burton-on-Trent administer travel vaccinations of all types and prescribe antimalarial medication. Also we give you thorough, up-to-date health advice and information ahead of your travels; this is so that you’re fully aware of the risks involved before you depart.
If you have any questions, please get in touch. You can also book your appointment using the form below.
When booking, please let us know which vaccine you require by entering it into the notes section of the booking form.