Each of them can provide, without needing to visit your doctor:
You can book an appointment by: phone on our freephone number 0800 731 7702 or by popping into the pharmacy.
Getting the correct advice is extremely important as destination, time of year, length of stay and type of accommodation can influence the protection that you may require.
We keep up to date with current risk that you may face.
We advise you to book your appointment 6 weeks in advance. Bring as much information that you have about your travel plans, so the pharmacist can recommend the best course of treatment for yourself and your family.
Please Note: a consultation fee of £10.00 will be applied but can be redeemed against any vaccines, anti-malarial or travel related products. Some vaccines may be obtained free of charge from your own GP Practice. Please contact your GP directly for more information.
Malaria is a serious and sometime fatal disease spread through infected mosquitoes. This disease is mainly found in sub tropical regions such as Africa, Central and South America. Malaria can be prevented by following the simple ABC as follows.
Before travelling on business or pleasure you should become aware of the risks of malaria within the region you are travelling.
Bite prevention is essential in reducing the risk of malaria, by following simple steps you can reduce the likelihood of being bitten;
Chemoprophylaxis is protection through taking antimalarial tablets. Antimalarials do not prevent infection. They work through inhibiting the parasite development. It is vital to stick to the regime and continue to take the tablets before you leave and once you have returned home, as advised by the travel clinic.
There is a wide selection of antimalarials available; please have a consultation with one of our trained healthcare professionals to choose the correct antimalarial for yourself.