Yellow Fever is a serious infection spread by mosquitoes. It is found in parts of Africa, South America, Central America and Trinidad. Yellow Fever can be prevented by vaccination and Touchwood Pharmacy offers the yellow fever vaccination at their travel health clinic in Camberley. You can also have the yellow fever vaccination at our clinic in Hanwell.
Meningitis is an infection of the protective membrane that surrounds the brain and the spinal cord called the meninges hence the name of the illness. Meningitis can affect anyone but is most common in teenagers, younger children and young adults.
Some people suffer from food intolerances which means their body has a reaction to certain food ingredients and finds them difficult to digest. This can result in unpleasant reactions ranging from uncomfortable to painful and sometimes, on rare occasions, these reactions can be life-threatening.
You should consider having the rabies vaccine if you are travelling to parts of the world where rabies is endemic and you plan to stay for a few weeks or when there is limited access to medical facilities due to the remoteness of the location.
Chickenpox is a disease most commonly associated with childhood and in the past there never used to be a vaccine for it. In the 1960s and 70s, parents would hold chickenpox parties if one child in the neighbourhood contracted the disease so that it would spread amongst the children and they would get it over with.