If your travel destination requires vaccinations, don’t delay.
October 14, 2021

Jet off Safely with our Ultimate Travel Clinic Guide

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Our travel clinic guide for Birmingham, Coventry & Tamworth

If you are looking to travel abroad, you may be feeling overwhelmed at the thought of organising your vaccines before you go. However, there is no need to worry. Our travel clinic in Birmingham, Coventry and Tamworth is here to help. We have compiled this ultimate guide to travel vaccinations to help you jet off with peace of mind.

Why should I visit a travel clinic in Birmingham, Coventry & Tamworth?

On your travels abroad, you may be exposed to different pathogens that your body has not yet developed protection against. This can lead to infections that can be severe, or even fatal. Therefore, getting vaccinated in advance ensures the best possible protection.

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Where can I find a travel clinic in Birmingham, Coventry & Tamworth?

You can find your local travel clinic branch below:

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When should I visit a travel clinic in Birmingham, Coventry & Tamworth?

Ultimately, you should visit us as soon as possible. This is because a lot of vaccines require more than one dose over varying time periods.

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How do I know which vaccines to book from the travel clinic in Birmingham, Coventry & Tamworth?

You can find a comprehensive list of vaccines and destinations on NHS Fit for Travel. Moreover, you can visit us in-store for expert travel health advice. You can also use our vaccine guide below before you book.

Vaccinations at our travel clinics (Birmingham, Coventry & Tamworth):

Diphtheria

Diphtheria is a bacterial infection that mainly affects your nose and throat. Ordinarily, the disease spreads through sneezes, coughs, and contact with an infected person or their belongings.

Generally, it is found in:

– The Caribbean

– Eastern Europe

– The Middle East

– Asia

– The South Pacific

If you had a diphtheria vaccine more than 10 years ago, you may need a booster jab.

Book A Diphtheria Vaccine

 

Cholera

Cholera is a bacterial disease that manifests as profuse watery diarrhoea, vomiting and nausea. The disease spreads through contaminated food or water; it is usually present in countries such as Africa or Asia.

When booking the vaccine, you will need 2 doses, 1-6 weeks apart.

Book A Cholera Vaccine

 

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Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever is a viral infection spread by mosquitoes. It can lead to jaundice and bleeding, as well as severe damage to major organs.

Generally, you need the vaccine in places such as:

– Sub-Saharan Africa

– South America

– Central America

– Trinidad

– A country that requires a yellow fever vaccine certificate

Conveniently, we are a certified Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre; you can book with us for your vaccine and certificate here:

Book A Yellow Fever Vaccine

 

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a liver infection that spreads through contaminated food and water and contact with an infected person.

Mainly, it is present in areas such as:

– Sub-Saharan Africa

– North Africa

– The Indian Sub-continent

– Parts of the Far East

– South America

– Central America

– The Middle East

Protection from the vaccine is expected to be at least 25 years.

Therefore, a booster dose is recommended every 25 years:

Book A Hepatitis A Vaccine

 

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Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a viral liver infection; it is spread through infected blood or bodily fluids.

As a result, the vaccine is especially important for jobs such as:

– Nurses

– Doctors

– Prison staff

– Dentists

– Laboratory Staff.

Generally, infections are present in destinations such as:

– East Asia

– Sub-Saharan Africa

– The Amazon

– Eastern and Central Europe

– The Middle East

– The Indian Subcontinent

It is important to book your 3 required doses well in advance of your trip to avoid getting caught out:

Book A Hepatitis B Vaccine

 

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Japanese Encephalitis

JE is transmitted via mosquitoes; it is a brain infection. Generally, it spreads in the Pacific Rim and parts of Asia. Significant nighttime, outdoor or rural exposure can increase your JE risk.

You will need two doses, seven days apart, so don’t delay:

Book A JE Vaccine

 

Malaria

Malaria can sometimes be fatal; it spreads through infected mosquitoes.

Ordinarily, symptoms include:

– Fever

– Headache

– Muscle Aches

– Fatigue

However, symptoms can vary.

Malaria is common in countries such as:

– Oceania

– The Middle East

– The Caribbean

– South America

– Central America

– Asia

– Africa

Ultimately, there is no vaccine for malaria. However, we stock a range of malaria prevention tablets.

You can find out more here:

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Meningococcal Disease

Although meningococcal disease is incredibly rare, it can be devastating.

The disease spreads through:

– Sneezing

– Coughing

– Kissing

– Close Contact

Generally, it is present in areas such as Hajj and Umrah.

As a result, if you are going on a pilgrimage you will need your ACWY vaccine before you travel:

Book Your ACWY Vaccine

 

Polio

Polio is a viral infection that spreads through contaminated food and water. Also, it can be spread through contact with an infected person. The infection commonly occurs in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

If you have not had a Polio jab in 10 years, you will need to book a booster jab prior to travel:

Book Your Polio Vaccine

 

Rabies

Commonly, a scratch or bite from an infected animal transmits rabies to humans. It is almost always fatal once symptoms become apparent.

Additionally, it takes up to 4 weeks to complete the vaccine course, so don’t delay:

Book Your Rabies Vaccine

 

Tetanus

Tetanus spreads through wounds via tetanus spores.

It is vital that you get a booster dose with us before travelling, if your last dose was more than 10 years ago:

Book Your Tetanus Vaccine

 

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Tick-Borne Encephalitis

TBE is a viral infection; it spreads through the bite of an infected tick.

Therefore, it is common in rural areas within:

– Central, Eastern and Northern Europe

– Across Russia

– Parts of Eastern Asia

You will need 2-3 doses for adequate protection:

Book Your TBE Vaccine

 

Typhoid

Typhoid spreads through contaminated water or food.

Mostly, cases come from the places such as:

– Asia

– Africa

– Parts of Central and South America

– Bangladesh

– India

– Pakistan

If you are at continued risk of Typhoid, you should get a 3 dose booster jab with us after three years:

Book Your Typhoid Vaccine

 

How to make the most of our travel clinic in Birmingham, Coventry & Tamworth

As well as vaccinations, we also offer comprehensive travel health advice and antimalarials. Similarly, we stock all the travel health products you need, both online and in-store. We even offer Covid travel testing to get you where you need to go safely.

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Visit our travel clinic in Birmingham, Coventry and Tamworth

You can book in using the booking calendar below, or on any of our vaccine pages. So, if you are looking to jet off, don’t delay –

Visit us for all your travel health needs today!

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This blog post was written on behalf of The Travel Health Clinic by Carla Moore from Pharmacy Mentor.

 

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