WHAT VACCINATIONS DO YOU NEED?
At Aqua Travel Clinic, we take pleasure in ensuring we’re keeping up-to-date with the latest travel warnings, which allow us to best advise you on which travel vaccinations you’ll need. We prodive a range of travel vaccinations to keep you safe and happy on your travels.
Chickenpox is a viral infection that causes fever and an itchy rash with spots all over the body. It used to be common in children under age 12 however it is much rarer now, thanks to the varicella vaccine.
Cholera is an infection that can cause severe diarrhoea, it is spread by bacteria in contaminated food and water. It’s not found in the UK, but there’s a potential risk of getting it while travelling in some parts of Africa, Central America and Asia.
Hepatitis A is a liver infection caused by a virus that’s spread in the poo of an infected person. It’s most common in parts of the world where standards of sanitation and food hygiene are generally poor, such as parts of Africa, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, and Central and South America.
Hepatitis B is a viral infection that is spread through infected blood or bodily fluids. It’s most common when having unprotected sex and injecting drugs through needles. The infection can caught all over the world.
Japanese Encephalitis is a type of brain infection that’s spread through mosquito bites. There’s currently no cure for Japanese Encephalitis however it can be treated. It’s most common in rural areas throughout South East Asia, the Pacific islands and the Far East, but is very rare in travellers.
Measles Mumps & Rubella (MMR) are highly infectious conditions that can have serious and potentially fatal complications, including; meningitis, swelling of the brain (encephalitis) and deafness. They can also lead to complications in pregnancy that affect the unborn baby which can then lead to miscarriage.
Meningitis is an infection of the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. It can affect anyone, but is most common in babies, young children, teenagers and young adults. This disease is usually most common in sub-Saharan Africa
Rabies is a rare but fatal infection of the brain and nerves. It’s usually caught from the bite or scratch of an infected animal.
Tetanus, Polio, Diptheria (3 in 1) vaccine is given to teenagers at 14 years of age. This vaccine works by stimulating the immune system to produce antibodies against these three organisms, without actually causing the diseases.
Tick-borne Encephalitis is an infection spread by tick bites. It’s not found in the UK, but there’s a low risk of getting it in parts of Europe, eastern Russia, east Asia, China and Japan
Typhoid is a bacterial infection that can spread throughout the body, affecting many organs. Without prompt treatment, it can cause serious complications and can be fatal. It can be found worldwide wherever sanitation and hygiene are poor.