Travel Clinic

Your innovative Travel Clinic in the UK

Is it that time of the year that you have to go on holiday or travel for work? Wherever you are travelling in the world, Nelson’s Pharmacy Travel Clinic in Tredegar and Caerphilly provides you with the protection and safety that you require along the way.

Why are travel vaccinations necessary?

When travelling to more exotic countries, chances are, you may expose yourself to pathogens that you have no protection against. This kind of protection is commonly known as immunity, hence the term “immunisation.” Exposure to these pathogens will result in infections and diseases such as Yellow Fever and Hepatitis A, which will eventually lead to illness. These illnesses can be very severe or even fatal in some cases. Getting the vaccination against these infections will keep you safe from them as you continue your travels. Travel vaccines are extremely vital, considering some of these illnesses can be life-threatening.

How do travel vaccines work?

Travel vaccines are very similar in terms of how they work, and there are many varieties that offer immunity against numerous diseases. Basically, your body gets a solution that mimics the pathogen in question through an injection. This triggers the production of antibodies that fight the pathogen in question. Therefore, your immune system will be in a position to defend your body when you expose yourself to the virus or bacteria.

In most cases, you should receive the vaccination at least 21 days before the date of your departure. Some vaccines such as Rabies require a more extended time before travel. This will give your body enough time to develop the antibodies necessary to ensure maximum protection.

Nelson’s Pharmacy Travel Clinic in Tredegar and Caerphilly provides travel vaccines in Wales.

Our team of pharmacists is well trained to administer travel vaccinations of all kinds and provide antimalarial medication as well. We also provide detailed health information and advice to help you prepare for your travels with full awareness of the risks involved.

Book with us now and ensure safe travels this season!

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