Travel abroad can put you at risk of a number of diseases, which range from Hepatitis to Meningitis. These diseases are not present in the general population or environment in the UK, and so those living in the UK do not have natural immunity to them. Contrary to popular belief, even if you have previously lived in the country you are visiting, your immunity to the diseases present in that country diminishes significantly after you leave the country. In general, the more adventurous the trip, the more the risk of contracting disease. Whether you are staying in five star hotels, or trekking through tropical jungles, vaccinations and antimalarials can help minimise your risk of contracting diseases whilst abroad, and expert travel advice can help keep you safe on your trip.
At Shantys Pharmacy, we provide vaccines and antimalarials without prescription. We also provide expert travel advice which is tailored to your trip. Unlike many other travel clinics, we set aside time to inform you about the diseases you are being vaccinated against, how to minimise your exposure to them, how to avoid general risks, and which vaccines and antimalarials are appropriate for your trip. We then encourage you to make informed decisions about which vaccines and antimalarials to purchase.