A – Z of vaccines

BCG Vaccine against TB = tuberculosis.

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Chicken Pox / Varicella 

Many parents elect to vaccinate their children against chicken pox. Two vaccinations are needed at least one month apart and can be given from 12 months of age. Some health care workers or people going to work or study in USA may be required to have this vaccination. This vaccination must be avoided in pregnancy. The vaccine has also been shown to reduce the severity of symptoms if given up to 5 (preferably 3) days after exposure to chicken pox if the person has not had the infection before.

Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio  

Children in developed countries are vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus and polio. It is recommended that travellers have boosters every 10 years to keep their immunity. There is an increase in Polio infection in parts of Africa and the middle East and so more frequent vaccination is recommended if travelling to these areas.

Flu vaccine

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Hepatitis A adult or junior 

Hepatitis A is contracted by eating or drinking something contaminated with the virus and vacciantion is recommended for travel to many parts of the world. Two vaccines given 6-12 months apart (can be given up to 36 months apart if necessary) provide up to 25 years protection.

Hepatitis A and Typhoid combined   

Hepatitis A and Typhoid are contracted by eating or drinking something contaminated with the virus and vaccination is recommended for travel to many parts of the world.

Hepatitis B adult and junior 

Hepatitis B can be contracted through sex, needles or blood and is mandatory for health care workers, recommended for gay men and can protect anyone against catching the virus through sex. In some countries it is part of the children’s vaccination programme. 4 or 5 vaccines are needed in a life time.

HPV human papilloma virus 

The HPV vaccine, also known as the ‘cervical cancer vaccine’ is available at samedaydoctor and protects against 4 types of HPV covering 70% of the strains that cause cervical cancer and 90% of the strains that cause genital warts. It is now given to girls at school in the UK but many older women and many men choose to have the vaccine. It is recommended for gay men. Three vaccines over 6 months are given to those over 18 years and 2 doses for children.

Japanese Encephalitis  

Japanese encephalitis is transmitted by mosquitoes and vaccination is recommended for people travelling to parts of Asia for prolonged periods, especially if in the countryside. Contact your preferred samedaydoctor clinic to order a vaccine and arrange a convenient date.

Malaria tablets.

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Mantoux Test .

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Measles 

Most children have an MMR in childhood but some parents prefer their child to have the ‘single’ measles vaccine instead. Some health care workers also need proof of measles immunity or vaccination and can choose the MMR or ‘single’ measles vaccine. Vaccination must be avoided in pregnancy. Contact samedaydoctor to make arrangements for this vaccination.

Meningitis ACWY    

Meningitis ACWY vaccination is recommended for travellers to central Africa and Saudi for Haj. Book an appointment at any samedaydoctor clinic or walk in where advertised if you would like Meningitis ACWY vaccination.

Meningitis B  

Meningitis B is one of the 2 most common types of bacterial meningitis in the UK. Until recently it was only possible to vaccinate against Type C. A meningitis B vaccination is now available and is being introduced for children on the NHS. Some parents choose not to wait until the NHS is able to offer it and some choose to give it to older teenagers before they go to university, where meningitis is again a risk.

MMR  

Most children have an MMR in childhood but some parents prefer their child to have the ‘single’ measles vaccine instead. Some health care workers also need proof of measles immunity or vaccination and can choose the MMR or ‘single’ measles vaccine. Vaccination must be avoided in pregnancy.

Pneumococcus     

Pneumococcus vaccine is recommended for babies and young children as part of UK immunisation schedule, individuals over 65 and those with many other causes of impaired immunity.  Contact your preferred samedaydoctor clinic to enquire if you may benefit from this vaccination.

Polio

Children in developed countries are vaccinated against polio, it is recommended that travellers have boosters every 10 years to keep their immunity. There is an increase in Polio infection in parts of Africa and the middle East and so travellers to this part of the world should consider vaccination if they haven’t had one in the past year. Book an appointment at any samedaydoctor clinic or walk in where advertised if you would like ‘DTP’ vaccination. For ‘single’ polio vaccinatinon please phone first.

Rabies 

Rabies is contracted by being bitten by an infected mammal such as a dog, monkey or bat. It is common in many parts of the world and should be considered by any traveller. 3 vaccines are needed over the course of 1 month to improve the chances of survival should you get bitten. If a bite occurs from any potentially rabid mammal, rapid medical assistance must still be sought to obtain further vaccines.  2 further injections are required in individuals who have already completed a primary course of vaccines; unvaccinated individuals require a course of 5 vaccines following a bite.

Rubella  

Most children have an MMR in childhood. Some health care workers also need proof of rubella immunity or vaccination. Rubella immunity is very important before pregnancy to avoid harm to the baby if mum contracted rubella while pregnant. Rubella vaccination cannot be given while pregnant and pregnancy should be avoided for at least 1 month after vaccination.

Shingles    

Shingles is the reactivation of the ‘chicken pox’ virus causing a localised rash and a flu-like illness. It can make a person very unwell. In addition there is commonly nerve pain called ‘neuralgia’ following a bout of shingles. The vaccine is slowly being introduced on the NHS but some people prefer to have the vaccine privately to reduce the severity should they develop shingles and significantly reduce the risk of nerve pain. This vaccine is available to anyone over 50. Contact samedaydoctor central London to make arrangements for this vaccination.

Tetanus       

Children in developed countries are vaccinated against tetanus. It is recommended that travellers have a booster every 10 years to keep their immunity. Samedaydoctor offers the DTP vaccine covering diphtheria, polio and tetanus. If you prefer to have Tetanus vaccine without diphtheria and polio this can be arranged at some of our clinics but is more expensive. Book an appointment at any of our clinics or walk-in where advertised if you would like ‘DTP’ vaccination . For ‘single’ tetanus vaccination please phone first.

Tickbourne Encephalitis adult and junior  

Tickborne encephalitis is transmitted by tick bites, and vaccination is recommended for people travelling to parts of Eastern Europe and Asia for prolonged periods, especially if in the countryside. Contact your preferred samedaydoctor clinic to order a vaccine and arrange a convenient date.

Typhoid  

Typhoid is contracted by eating or drinking something contaminated with the virus and vaccination is recommended for travel to many parts of the world. Boosters are recommended every 3 years.

Whooping Cough/ Pertussis (acellular) + Diphtheria, polio and tetanus

Pertussis or whooping cough vaccination is recommended in the UK for pregnant women 28 to 32 weeks pregnant (up to 38 weeks) to protect the newborn baby before it has it’s infant vaccines. Pertussis vaccination may be required for people working or studying in the USA. Contact samedaydoctor for vaccine availability.

Yellow Fever Vaccine including Yellow Fever Certificate, exemption certificates and replacement certificates.

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Heart exercise ECG or ‘stress test’from £400 varies by location
Ovarian reserve (AMH)£230
Smear Test£190
HPV vaccine£220 per dose

All prices are inclusive of the consultation fee, unless otherwise specified.

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