Whilst you are not at risk of rabies in the UK, continents including Africa, Asia, Australia and The Americas are all known to have animals infected with the rabies virus. Rabies is a disease that is usually fatal once symptoms appear, and it is therefore vitally important to request the rabies vaccine before travel to high risk areas. Rabies is passed to humans when an infected animal bites or scratches the skin of a human. With the protective barrier of the skin breached, the virus enters the body and then travels to the brain via the nerves, causing inflammation of the brain. Symptoms include violent movements, confusion and unconsciousness.
As a neglected tropical disease, more could be done to prevent rabies. World Rabies Day promotes prevention and elimination of the disease. In 2015, over 17,000 people died from rabies, the majority of whom were in Africa. Luckily, in the UK we can easily access the rabies vaccine, and at Touchwood Pharmacy our vaccines are competitively priced. Having the rabies vaccine may be the most important decision you ever make.
At Touchwood Pharmacy in Camberley, our vaccine specialists can talk you through all of the illnesses you may require protection against. In some cases, this might be through vaccination, and in others it might involve preventative measures, for example using a mosquito net at night. We offer a comprehensive range of travel vaccines, meaning that you can be sure of a thorough service under one roof. At Touchwood Pharmacy in Camberley, the rabies vaccine costs just £55 per dose, and we are pleased to offer all of our travel vaccinations at a competitive price in a local, convenient location.
Book now to discuss all of your travel health needs with one of our experienced pharmacists.