If you plan a trip outside of the country, it’s important to get vaccinated against some dangerous diseases that are prevalent in other parts of the world. The vaccinations are intended to keep you safe from infections like typhoid, hepatitis A, and yellow fever. Where can I get travel vaccines near me in Luton? Keep reading to find out.
It is critical to get vaccinated regardless of where you are going in order to stay safe and secure.
When you travel outside the UK, you may be exposed to pathogens against which you are not immune. In medical terms, this is known as "immunity," hence "immunisations." This can result in diseases and infections like yellow fever and hepatitis A. The illnesses can be fatal in some cases. Getting vaccinated before your trip will aid in the development of your body's resistance to these infections. This is important because many of these diseases are life-threatening.
Travel vaccines provide immunity against a wide range of infections and diseases, but they all work in the same way. The vaccine is essentially an injection that imitates the pathogen responsible for the infection or disease. This will activate your immune system, causing it to produce antibodies, which are white blood cells that are designed to repel the specific infection. As a result, if you are exposed to the virus or bacteria, your immune system will destroy it before it can cause harm to your body.
It is critical that you get the vaccination at least 21 days before your trip, and sometimes even more. This gives your body enough time to produce all of the antibodies it requires to protect you as effectively as possible.
All types of travel vaccinations and antimalarial medication are available from pharmacists. Prior to your trip, we will also provide you with up-to-date health information and advice. This is done to ensure that you are fully aware of the risks that await you before departing.
If possible, see your pharmacist, doctor or a private travel clinic at least 8 weeks before your trip. Some vaccines must be administered well in advance in order for your body to develop immunity.
Some vaccines require multiple doses over several weeks or months. You may be more susceptible to certain diseases, for example, if you are:
If you have a pre-existing medical condition, you may be more susceptible to infection or complications from a travel-related illness.
You should get the following vaccinations before travelling abroad:
These vaccines are completely safe and getting them will keep you healthy. Many diseases, however, such as malaria, cannot be prevented through vaccination. Nevertheless, we do offer antimalarial tablets to keep you protected.
It’s crucial to get tested against Covid-19 before travelling. You can take this test for:
Other factors to consider when planning your travel vaccinations include:
If you're only visiting Northern and Central Europe, North America, or Australia, you won't need any vaccinations. However, it is vital to ensure that you are up to date on routine vaccinations available through the NHS. You can find out more about the vaccines we offer here.
Visit Biscot Phamacy today to get your travel vaccines.
This blog post was written on behalf of Biscot Pharmacy by Pharmacy Mentor.