Malaria tablets and protection is very popular requirement and needed in various destinations where mosquitos infected with malaria pose a risk to us humans. The best way to avoid malaria is of course to try and not get bitten, ensure you protect yourself with mosquito repellent sprays with the chemical DEET at least 50% or over, long sleeves and trousers at dusk and some bed netting! But as we know even with physical means of avoiding mosquito bites, we can still end up getting bitten!
Malaria tablets work to help protect you from malaria and there are various antimalarial available such as Malarone, Lariam and Doxycycline. We offer all these malaria tablets for you including generic Malarone versions that contain Atovaquone and Proguanil at just £1.60 per tablet after a free face-to-face consultation at our clinic. We also offer antimalarial tablets for children and are happy to provide Malarone paediatric as well as generic paediatric tablets of Atovaquone & Proguanil.
Coventry Health & Travel Clinic also offers an exclusive anti-malarial telephone consultation service with provision of branded Maloff containing Atovaquone and Proguanil via delivery straight to your door. This service is only for the Maloff brand, you must be over 18 and the tablets will cost £2.10 per tablet with a £3.00 delivery charge.
If you are going away and need malaria protection tablets, get in touch with our pharmacist at Coventry Health & Travel clinic and we will more than happy to help you.
Hepatitis A is an infection of the liver caused by hepatitis A virus. The disease is usually quite mild but severity tends to increase with age. The virus is usually passed on by faecal to oral route through person-to-person spread or contaminated food or drink.
Our travel clinic offers Hepatitis A injection vaccination, it requires just one jab and this gives you protection for up to 12 months. A booster is recommended after 6 months to give you 10+ years protection from Hepatitis A virus.
Coventry Health & Travel clinic also offer Hepatitis A as a combination vaccination alongside Hepatitis B and also alongside Typhoid.
Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver caused by hepatitis B virus. An acute infection can be very serious and symptoms of infection usually start insidiously. The virus usually transmits by vaginal or anal intercourse, blood to blood contact like sharing needles or other equipment like needle stick injury.
Our travel clinic offers Hepatitis B vaccination injection and requires 3 jabs over 6 months. For patients requiring more urgent and quicker Hepatitis B immunisation we offer an accelerated and rapid Hepatitis B vaccination schedule over 2 months and 1 month. Both accelerated and rapid schedules require 4 jabs with the fourth jab needed at 12 months.
Coventry Health & Travel clinic offers Hepatitis B vaccination for occupational health purposes to ensure workers are safe from Hepatitis B virus whilst in contact with blood during their work commitments.
Diphtheria, Tetanus and Poliomyelitis (DTP)
Our travel clinic offers one booster injection for DTP that protects against Diphtheria, Tetanus and Poliomyelitis. DTP primary immunisation is carried out on the NHS during childhood with 5 doses of DTP usually before you are 18. You then only require a DTP booster every 10 years, therefore it is important to check and ensure your last immunisation was 10 or more years ago.
If you have had tetanus jab for a wound and require vaccination protection for Diphtheria or Poliomyelitis, then it is important to check what vaccine was given for the wound and when this was. Get in touch with our pharmacist if you require any travel advice and help, and we can help work out what vaccinations you require.
Japanese Encephalitis is a mosquito born virus caused by a flavavirus. Highest transmission rates occur during and just after wet seasons, when mosquitos are most active but patterns vary within individual country to country. The disease is not transmitted from person to person.
Our travel clinic offers Japanese Encephalitis vaccination and it requires two injections over 28 days. We also offer a rapid course of Japanese Encephalitis over 7 days for patients that require urgent protection. You must be vaccinated at least 7 days before you travel
Meningitis ACWY is a disease caused by meningococcal infection. Transmission is by aerosol, droplets or direct contact with respiratory/throat secretion/discharges of someone carrying the organism by either frequent or prolonged close contact.
Large epidemics of both capsular group A and W meningococcal infection have occurred in association with Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages, and proof of vaccination against A, C, W and Y capsular groups is now required as a visa entry requirement for pilgrims and seasonal workers travelling to Saudi Arabia.
Coventry Health & Travel clinic provide Meningitis ACWY vaccination with one injection and provide a certificate evidencing proof of vaccination for travel to Saudi Arabia.
Rabies is a viral infection usually by a bite or a scratch of a rabid animal, most usually a dog. Dogs aren’t the only animals that can cause rabies; in some parts of the world the cause can be bats, cats and monkeys. Transmission is usually via a bite or scratch but can rarely be caused by bodily fluids of infectious animals with humans.
Our travel clinic offers Rabies vaccination with three injections over 21 or 28 days, alternatively we offer a rapid course when needed with three injections over 7 days with requirement of a fourth booster dose at 1 year.
Typhoid fever is caused by a bacterial infection with a gram-negative bacterium, and transmission is usually due to ingestion of contaminated water or food. Typhoid vaccination does not protect all recipients from typhoid fever; therefore necessary precautions should be taken to avoid contact with or ingestion of potentially contaminated food or water.
Coventry Health & Travel Clinic offer typhoid vaccination with one injection giving 3 years protection, we also offer the oral vaccination requiring one capsule to be taken on alternate days for three days.
Our travel clinic also offers typhoid vaccination in combination with Hepatitis A.
Tick-borne encephalitis is a viral infection transmitted by bite of an infected tick or less commonly, by indigestion of unpasteurised milk from infected animals, especially goats.
Our travel clinic provides Tick-born encephalitis vaccination with 3 injections over 6 to 12 months.
Cholera is an acute diarrhoea illness caused by bacteria, it is usually characterised by sudden onset of water stools with occasional vomiting. Our travel clinic offers Cholera vaccination with oral capsules of Dukoral taken as two doses one week apart in adults and 3 doses in children aged 2 to 5 years old.
Meningitis B infection is caused by bacteria and transmission is usually by aerosol, droplets or direct contact with respiratory secretions of someone carrying the infection usually after frequent or prolonged close contact. Our travel clinic offers this vaccination with two injections over one to two months.
Yellow fever is caused by an acute flavivirus spread by bite of an infected mosquito. Symptoms can range from non-specific to sudden onset and fatality rate can exceed 50%. There is no specific treatment for yellow fever and preventative measures like protection from mosquitos bites and immunisation help reduce risk.
Coventry Health & Travel clinic will be offering yellow fever vaccination with certification soon with one vaccination injection.
At Coventry Health & Travel Clinic we want to ensure you are always safe at your travel destinations fully vaccinated. We always encourage our patients to ensure high levels of personal hygiene whilst away in foreign countries.
We advise avoid eating raw or inadequately cooked salads, vegetables and shellfish.
Always wash your fruit and vegetables with clean water before eating
Check whether tap water is safe to drink, bottled water is usually best, including for making ice cubes and cleaning teeth.
Always utilise reputable brands of water and check the seal on the bottle has not been broken before using
Always ensure you try your best to avoid mosquito bites with mosquitos repellent sprays with the chemical DEET over 50%, bed nettings, long sleeves and trousers during peak mosquitos.
Vaccination day advice
When arriving for your appointment if you are feeling unwell, suffering with fever alongside flu and cold it is advisable to delay your vaccination, as otherwise your vaccination may not work properly meaning you may not be protected. Always contact our pharmacist at our travel clinic if you require any advice prior to arriving for your appointment.
Vaccinations can cause side effects; most commonly you may experience mild pain at injection site and general weakness in the arm. It is fairly common to experience headache, feeling sick, and loss of appetite, mild fever and redness on injection site. Side effects vary from patient to patient and some patients may experience no side effects at all from others incurring several side effects.