Your local innovative Travel Clinic in Leicester
You may be planning for a travelling adventure across the globe to a more exotic country or even preparing for a spiritual trip to Mecca for Hajj or Umrah. No matter your travelling reasons, Fusion Pharmacy travel clinic in Leicester is here to keep you safe and protected along your way.
Why do you need travel vaccinations?
Going to a foreign country is fun and adventurous. But at the same time, you may expose yourself to harmful pathogens without proper protection. This is referred to as protection “immunity,” hence the word “immunisations.” The pathogens may lead to infections and diseases such as Hepatitis A or Yellow Fever.
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 vital because some of these diseases are often life-threatening.
How do these vaccinations work?
Travel vaccines work the same way, and they offer immunity against a number of infections and diseases. Basically, you get an injection with a solution that imitates the invading pathogen of the disease. It then stimulates your immune system to produce and release antibodies (white blood cells). The white blood cells fight off the specific infection. Therefore, if you expose your body to bacteria or viruses, your defence system will fight and eliminate them before you feel the effects.
We recommend you get your vaccine at least 21 days prior to travelling to your destination. This makes sure that your body has ample time to produce all the antibodies needed for maximum protection. However, certain vaccinations need to be administered even further in advance.
Fusion Pharmacy travel clinic in Leicester is protecting people at home and away
Our pharmacists are fully trained to administer travel vaccinations of all types and prescribe antimalarial medication. We also give you thorough, up-to-date health advice and information ahead of your travels. This ensures that you’re fully aware of the risks involved before you depart.