Arranging travel vaccinations before you go abroad can feel like a chore, but at your local Touchwood Pharmacy in Walsall, we take the pain out of protecting your health. If you are travelling to Southeast Asia or the Western Pacific, the Japanese encephalitis vaccine is a vaccination you should be considering, and our experienced staff are happy to provide advice in person or over the phone prior to your appointment.
What is Japanese Encephalitis Caused By?
Japanese encephalitis is sometimes called Japanese fever, and is a tropical illness carried by mosquitoes. The virus is transmitted to humans by the infected bite of the Culex mosquito, and it takes approximately one to two weeks for symptoms to occur. Although not everyone shows symptoms, those who do many complain of a headache, vomiting and high fevers. Encephalitis means inflammation of the brain, and when this occurs approximately one week later it can cause confusion, seizures and limb weakness or paralysis. Around half of people with symptoms are left with lifelong neurological problems including deafness and limb paralysis. Japanese encephalitis is certainly not an illness you want to take any chances with, and attending for the Japanese encephalitis vaccine in Walsall before you travel is the safest way to protect yourself against the illness.
Japanese Encephalitis Treatment
There is no specific treatment for Japanese encephalitis, and treatment is aimed at managing the symptoms. Treatment is often needed in hospital, which can be daunting in a foreign country. It may include supporting feeding or breathing, or managing or preventing seizures.
Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination Walsall
At the Walsall branch of our pharmacy, we are on a mission to make travel healthcare accessible to everyone. We are proud to offer a local service within the community whilst keeping our travel vaccinations competitively priced. The Japanese encephalitis vaccine costs just £85. Our experienced pharmacists offer consultations to truly understand the nature of your upcoming trip, allowing us to offer you tailored vaccination and travel health advice. From insect repellents to vaccinations, you can be sure of a comprehensive service with no need to travel further than Walsall. After seeing us, you can prepare for your trip safe in the knowledge that you have protected your travel health in as many ways as possible.
Contact us today to book your appointment.