At our city-centre travel clinics our advisers can help you understand the different health requirements for each destination. They will ask about your travel plans, your medical history and the activities you will be doing and this will help them decide which vaccinations to recommend. If you have complex travel plans, particular health needs or are a frequent traveller, you can ask for a longer appointment.
Value for money from your travel vaccines
Are you wondering whether you can save money with the combined hepatitis A and typhoid shot? Vaccines are available in different forms and our travel healthcare professionals will guide you through the different choices to create a travel health regime that is right for you and represents great value for money. NX Healthcare analyses the prices that other local travel clinics charge to ensure that we are charging competitively for travel vaccines.
NX Healthcare can also provide you with anti-malarials to help you avoid this deadly mosquito-borne disease. Our advisers will also give advice about avoiding other tropical diseases, such as Chikungunya and Dengue fever, that are spread by mosquito bites but are not vaccine preventable.
Entry requirements and vaccine certificates
Some countries require you to produce a certificate of vaccination upon entry. This usually applies to yellow fever, meningococcal meningitis and polio.
Our clinics are designated yellow fever centres so we can vaccinate you against yellow fever, and issue a yellow fever certificate that you can use for travel. We can also issue a certificate of vaccination against meningococcal meningitis. And we can help you work out if you will need a polio vaccination certificate.
Can I get vaccinated for a last-minute trip?
Booked last minute? Not a problem! Although it is best to get your travel jabs sorted out six to eight weeks before you leave, NX Healthcare offers same-day travel vaccinations. We have plenty of appointments at our city-centre locations
Make an appointment with NX Healthcare now and discuss your requirements for travel vaccinations.
NX Healthcare can administer most of the common vaccines needed by travellers. We have good stocks, and plenty of travel health appointments, so you can be sure of completing the course before your departure.
Cholera is a bacterial infection of the small intestine that results in vomiting and diarrhoea. It leaves the patient at risk of electrolyte imbalance and dehydration. It can be fatal – the World Health Organization says it causes between 21,000 and 143,000 deaths a year. Cholera occurs where sanitation is poor and in places hit by natural disasters or conflict. A course of Dukoral tablets, an oral cholera vaccine, offers excellent protection from cholera over two years.
Diphtheria is a serious respiratory infection that affects the throat and can result in damage to the heart; and multi-organ failure. Diphtheria can be fatal. The bacteria that cause a diphtheria infection are transmitted through contact with the respiratory droplets that are expelled when sneezing and coughing. It spreads quickly in over-crowded conditions. The vaccine Revaxis protects adults from diphtheria, tetanus and polio and can be given as a single shot, or as a booster.
The hepatitis A virus causes inflammation of the liver. It is contracted through water and food contaminated with the faeces of an infected person. It can also be acquired through person-to-person contact. Epidemics of hepatitis A occur from time to time and are usually linked to contaminated food or water. Recovery from hep A can take weeks or months, though most patients do get better. Hepatitis A vaccination involves several shots over some weeks. It can give protection for 25 years.
Meningococcal meningitis is a respiratory infection that can swiftly progress to systemic infection and death. The bacteria that causes meningococcal meningitis is spread person-to-person through respiratory droplets. The symptoms include fever, headache, nausea, sensitivity to light, stiff neck and bloodspots under the skin. Pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia for Hajj will need to produce a certificate of vaccination against meningococcal meningitis to get their visa.
Polio (poliomyelitis) is highly contagious and occurs in areas where sanitation is poor. Infection occurs in the gastro-intestinal tract and can spread to the nervous system. This viral infection can be very serious, as it can cause nerve damage that may be permanent. There is no cure for polio, but it is vaccine preventable. A single shot of the vaccine Revaxis protects adults from diphtheria, tetanus and polio (DTaP). A booster of DTaP is also available.
Death is the usual outcome of a rabies infection if it is not treated promptly. The rabies virus is contracted from animal bites or scratches. It causes encephalomyelitis, an inflammation of the spinal cord and brain. Dog bites are the most common infection route, but bats are considered a risk worldwide and cats, monkeys and bats in some areas.
If you get bitten by an animal in an area where rabies occurs, it needs checking out by a medical professional, even if you have had the rabies vaccine. Do not wait until your return to the UK.
About a third to half of cases of infection by tetanus bacteria result in death. The bacteria that causes tetanus, which is found worldwide in soil and in animal guts and can easily contaminate many surfaces, usually gets into the body through a wound. The bacteria release neurotoxins in the wound and this causes muscle spasms that can eventually result in breathing difficulties and death. The DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus and polio) vaccine protects you from tetanus.
The majority of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) cases are picked up from a bite by an infected ixodes tick. The symptoms of an infection with this virus are flu-like, including nausea, muscle pain, lethargy and malaise. This flu-like illness can progress to encephalitis. Encephalitis may result in death or permanent neurological damage and leave patients needing long-term rehab.
Typhoid is caused by Salmonella bacteria growing in the intestines and in the blood. The symptoms of a typhoid infection include headache, abdominal pains, constipation, confusion and fever. Typhoid is very infectious and it is most common in parts of the world where sanitation is poor. Typhoid needs to be treated with antibiotics otherwise the symptoms will continue to get worse. One in five untreated typhoid patients will die.
There are several choices of typhoid vaccine available to travellers. You can get an oral vaccine or an injection of typhoid vaccine. It’s also available in combination with hepatitis A vaccine.
Yellow fever is a serious, sometimes fatal, viral illness that is spread by a mosquito, Aedes aegypti. The symptoms of yellow fever include fever, muscle pain, vomiting, nausea and jaundice. Yellow fever can have a fatality rate as high as 60%. Some countries will not let you in if you do not have proof of immunity from yellow fever. You can get vaccinated against yellow fever with Stamaril, which can provide life-long immunity. As long as you keep your yellow fever vaccine certificate safe, you won’t have to get vaccinated again.
NX Healthcare is one of the leading names in UK for providing top quality convenient access to quality healthcare especially in the times of Covid-19.