Only a few meningococcal infections can be treated with drugs such as penicillin. Preventing the disease through the meningococcal vaccine is important for people at highest risk. Our meningitis vaccination services help prevent four types of meningococcal disease.
Chickenpox can cause irritability, fever, fluid-filled blisters on the skin numbering from 200 to 500, meningitis, bacterial skin infection. The chickenpox vaccine is an effective solution against the chickenpox. The chickenpox vaccine is also advised if you are not vaccinated or have not been medically diagnosed with chickenpox.
Shingles are caused by a similar virus that causes chickenpox. It can cause fever and rash. Unlike chickenpox infection, shingles can reoccur and cause repeated infections. The shingles vaccine is fit for patients over the age of 49. It genuinely helps to avoid the shingles breakout effectively.
The HPV virus is a group of around more than 150 related viruses, of which 40 types are transmitted through sexual contact. There is no specific medical treatment for HPV virus itself but, there is HPV vaccination which is highly recommended in preventing the HPV infection.
Our immune system protects our body from a wide variety of infectious disease by destroying disease-causing germs – also known as pathogens. If our immune system isn’t strong or quick enough to prevent pathogens from taking hold, then we get ill. A vaccine offers a controlled exposure to a pathogen, strengthening our immune system to fight that disease quickly and effectively in future.
Visiting many overseas countries means receiving necessary or recommended vaccinations before you travel. Many of these vaccines are not available on the NHS. But don't worry, at Touchwood Pharmacy, we won't let that spoil your business trip or ruin the holiday. We can offer you a comprehensive private travel vaccination and advice service at competitive rates with no consultation fee.
Touchwood Pharmacy information and advice on immunisations is available by visiting. Our top-notch vaccination programme includes vaccines for meningitis, chickenpox, shingles and HPV.