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Embarking on an adventure to an exotic destination can create unforgettable memories. Whether you’re exploring a foreign country or venturing into tropical rainforests, getting the Yellow Fever Vaccine in London from Shivas Pharmacy is here to ensure you stay safe and protected on your journey.
In this article, we will cover essential information about travel medicines and vaccinations, how they work, and the steps you can take to protect yourself. If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact the Shivas Pharmacy team, and we’ll be happy to assist you.
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Travel vaccines are vital for your safety. Please do not go to high risk areas without being vaccinated! Take a look at the following that represents their importance:
– Risk of Disease: When travelling to exotic destinations, you may be exposed to various diseases your body is not equipped to combat. As a precaution, it’s crucial to receive the necessary vaccinations. A vaccine contains a weakened form of the microorganism that’s injected into your body. Your immune system then produces antibodies to fight off the organism if you encounter the disease again.
– Returning Home: Some vaccines, like the yellow fever vaccine, are mandatory before entering specific countries due to the high risk of exposure to such diseases. These diseases can be transmitted through mosquito bites and spread once the host is infected. Check our Hajj and Umrah page for Saudi Arabia here.
– Save Money on Healthcare: Skipping recommended vaccinations before your trip and contracting an illness could result in exorbitant hospitalisation and medical care costs. While vaccinations come with a price, they are significantly cheaper than emergency healthcare.
Vaccines function by mimicking an infection or disease and stimulating the immune system to produce antibodies. Antibodies protect us against diseases or infections. The antibodies generated by vaccines combat diseases without actually infecting us. When a vaccinated person encounters the disease, their immune system recognizes it and immediately produces the necessary antibodies to fight it.
We recommend receiving your vaccine at least 21 days before your trip, ensuring your body has enough time to develop the required antibodies for maximum protection. Some vaccines can last for years, while others remain active throughout your lifetime.
The specific travel vaccine you need depends on your destination, accommodations, and planned activities. To find out which vaccines and antimalarials are necessary for each country, consult the NHS Fit for Travel website. When getting vaccinated, make sure to verify with an expert that you’re receiving the appropriate vaccine. Our Yellow fever vaccine pharmacist in London always double-checks, but it’s good to confirm this information yourself as well.
Yellow fever is a human infection caused by the yellow fever virus. It occurs in tropical areas of Africa and Central and South America. In recent years, infections have increased as humans come into more frequent contact with infected mosquitoes.
The infection does not naturally occur in Australia, but mosquitoes capable of transmitting the virus are present in North Queensland, potentially leading to local transmission from infected returning travellers. Strict quarantine measures are in place at Australia’s border to prevent this from happening.
Symptoms of yellow fever appear in two stages. The initial symptoms develop three to six days after infection and can include:
– A high temperature (fever) – A headache – Nausea or vomiting – Muscle pain, including backache – Loss of appetite
This stage typically passes after three to four days, and most people fully recover. However, approximately 15% of individuals develop more severe problems, including jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes), kidney failure, and bleeding from the mouth, nose, eyes, or stomach (resulting in blood in vomit and stools). Up to half of those who experience these symptoms may die.
We’re a registered yellow fever centre, so you can be sure that you’re going to get the best treatment from us, as well as your certificate for entry into your country.