travel clinic

Travel Clinic

Are you preparing for your upcoming journey, whether it’s a gap year adventure, a spiritual pilgrimage to Mecca for Hajj or Umrah, or a business trip to an exotic destination? No matter where you’re headed, our Travel Clinic in St Albans is dedicated to safeguarding your health throughout your travels.

Why are travel vaccinations important?

Travelling to exotic countries can expose you to pathogens your body lacks protection against. We call this protection “immunity”, hence the word “immunisations”. This may lead to infection and disease, for example, Hepatitis A or Yellow Fever which will, of course, lead to illness.

In some cases, these illnesses can be very severe or even fatal. By having a vaccination, or multiple before you travel, you will develop protection against them. This is extremely important because some of these diseases are often life-threatening.

How do I know what I need?

For advice on which vaccinations you may need please visit: TravelHealthPro
Ahead of your appointment it is also worth checking which vaccinations you may have already had from your GP. Please come with an up-to-date list for your preliminary consultation.

How do travel vaccines in St Albans work?

Travel vaccines function similarly, offering immunity against various diseases, with many types available.

Essentially, we inject a solution into you, mimicking the invading pathogen of the disease. This process triggers your immune system to create antibodies (white blood cells) specifically designed to fight the infection. Therefore, if you ever encounter a bacteria or virus in the future, your defence system will destroy it before it can harm you.

When to get your travel vaccines in St Albans

Ideally, you should receive the vaccine at least 21 days (sometimes more for others like the Rabies vaccine) before your travel to the destination. This will ensure that your body has time to produce all the antibodies needed for maximum protection.

Book with us now and fly safe this season!

Quadrant Pharmacy‘s Travel Clinic is protecting people in St Albans and the surrounding areas.

Our pharmacists at Quadrant Pharmacy are fully trained to administer travel vaccinations of all types and prescribe antimalarial medication. We also provide you with comprehensive, up-to-date health advice and information before your travels, ensuring that you are fully aware of the risks involved before your departure.

Contact us if you have any questions.