Looking after you during your journey
Going abroad is often an exciting time, however, illness can often spoil a trip. Being prepared is key to enjoying your travel.
Here at Blackwell’s Chemist we offer a fantastic travel clinic to best prepare you for your trip. Our highly trained specialists will help you identify what advice, treatments, and measures to take in order to best protect you.
Appointments are necessary, even if last minute. Please call us on 02086500417 to book today and guarantee your low prices and safe travel.
Come and visit us in store to get the right travel vaccines. You can also followthe advice below to reduce your risk of common infectious diseases.
Health experts advise preparing for a trip four to six weeks before you travel, especially if you need vaccinations.
Vaccinations however are just one part of protecting yourself from infectious disease.
UK residents visiting their country of origin should also be vaccinated as any immunity they may have built up previously in their native country will have reduced over time.
Click on the below map to find out what services you need:
|Yellow Fever (inc Certificate)|
|Meningococcal ACWY||ORAL Typhoid||Meningitis B||Larium|
|Malarone & Malarone Paed||Doxycycline||Hepatitis A + Typhoid||MMR|
|Japanese Encephalitis||ORAL Cholera||Chickenpox||Rabies|
|Tick Borne Encephalitis||Hepatitis A + B||Hepatitis A||Shingles|
|Diphtheria Tetanus Polio||Cervical Cancer||Hepatitis B||Typhoid|
At Blackwell's Chemist we are specially licensed to offer you specific treatments without prescription. Malaria prevention is largely divided into 2 forms:
Blackwells Chemist offers a comprehensive travel health service. We can administer & supply vaccines as well as anti-malarials. We offer tailored, specialised and useful travel advice.
We stock a range of travel goods such as: first aid kits, anti-diarrhoeals, travel sickness medicines, mosquito repellents and much more! Blackwells Pharmacy tries hard to ensure you have a safe and healthy trip.
Start the process now by clicking on the link below and downloading our risk assessment form . Fill it in and bring it into store before the consultation and we will work out your tailored vaccination schedule and price plan. Download Risk assessment form.
From organising travel insurance and vaccinations to preventing DVT and jet lag, here's what to think about before you travel.
Travel kit checklist:
Travelling abroad is exciting, but with so many things to see and do when you get there, the basics of health and safety are often neglected.
Every year, people living in the UK go on more than 60 million trips abroad. Most have a safe trip, but some people get ill or have an accident and need medical treatment while they're away.
Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the UK, and it's a growing problem. Each year, around 2,600 people die from skin cancer. Skin cancers are caused by damage from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays. Protecting the skin from the sun can help prevent these cancers. Whether you're on holiday or at home, you can protect yourself by following Cancer Research UK's SunSmart messages:
Report any changes to moles or any unusual skin growths to your GP. Always take special care of children's skin. The best way to do this is to cover them up and keep them in the shade.
Whether you’re off on a six-month trek to the Himalayas or a family holiday in Spain, it's vital to have the right travel insurance.
Make sure your policy covers your destination and the duration of your stay, as well as any specific activities you might do. For example, don't assume your winter sports policy will cover off-piste skiing.
When travelling in Europe, make sure you have a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). This will entitle you to free or reduced-cost medical care. However, the EHIC won't cover you for everything that travel insurance can, such as emergency travel back to the UK.
DVT and jet lag
If you think you may be at risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT), seek advice from your GP. On long-haul flights, get up from your seat to walk around and stretch your legs whenever you can. Drink regularly but avoid alcohol. Wear loose, comfortable clothes. There is evidence to suggest that compression stockings are effective in reducing the risk of developing DVT.
To get over jet lag quickly, adjust to your destination as soon as possible. “Set your watch to the time at your destination as soon as you board the plane and try to eat and sleep according to appropriate times in your destination,” says GP Dr Dawn Harper.
Yellow fever is a viral disease which can be fatal if not prevented. It is transmitted by mosquitoes in tropical parts of Africa and South America, particularly imminent in the rainy season. The vaccine must be administered at a minimum of 10 days before the date of travel or exposure.
This map below shows which countries yellow fever is a risk
Initial symptoms can be any of the below:
Muscle pain, fever, headache, anorexia, nausea and vomiting. It is not uncommon that the symptoms can improve and there is gradual recovery three to four days later. However, after this apparent recovery period elapses, some can develop a more serious form of the illness known as a haemorrhagic fever.
This includes symptoms such as bleeding from the mouth, ears, eyes and stomach as well as pronounced jaundice (yellow eyes and skin) and renal (kidney) damage.
In some severe cases, shock can develop with multiple organ failure, and possibly eventual death if left untreated for a period.
Treatment There is no specific anti viral treatment for the Yellow Fever disease. However, symptoms can be managed through intensive nursing care.
Prevention The two methods of preventing yellow fever include vaccination and mosquito bite control and bite avoidance/repellent.
Vaccination is the most effective method. All people who are travelling to countries where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission should get a vaccination. Many high risk countries will insist on a Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate before entry. Prevention is always better than cure.
Blackwells Chemist strives to give all customers the most competitive prices without compromising on quality.
Our consultation and advice is free of charge and your guaranteed to leave with a smile. Your satisfaction gives us our determination! We only charge for the vaccinations/treatments. The prices are listed below.
Start the process now by clicking here and downloading our risk assessment form. Fill it in and bring it into store before the consultation and we will work out your tailored vaccination schedule and price plan.
|Medicine||No. of Doses||Schedule||Onset Protection||Duration Protection||Price Per Dose|
|Yellow Fever (inc Certificate)||1||-||Certificate Valid after 10 days||For Life||£75.00|
|Rabies||3||Days 1 and 7 and 21/28 Rapid Day 0, 3 and 7 & 1 yr||7 days after last dose||3 years||£85.00|
|ORAL Cholera||2||Days 1 and 7||7 Days after last dose||2Years||£85 Full Course|
|Meningococcal ACWY||1||-||14-21 Days||3-5 years (3 years for Certificate)||£60.00|
|Diphtheria Tetanus Polio||1||-||Immediate||10 Years||£40.00|
|Hepatitis A||2||Months 0 and 6-12||10-14 Days||25 Years||£65.00|
|Hepatitis B||3||Months 0 and 1 and 6 OR Days 1 & 7 & 21 & 1Year||-||10 Years||£49.00|
|Hepatitis A + B Twinrix||1||Month 0, 1 & 6 Rapid day 0, 7, 21 &1 year||-||10 Years on B 25 Years on A||£114.00|
|Hepatitis A + Typhoid||1||-||10-14 Days||Hep A 1 Year Typhoid 3 Years||£94.00|
|Typhoid||1||-||10-14 Days||3 Years||£40.00|
|ORAL Typhoid||3||Days 1-3-5||7 Days||3 Years||£40.00|
|Japanese Encephalitis||2||Days 1 and 28
Rapid day 1 & 7
|10 Days||2 Year
Rapid 1 year
|Tick Borne Encephalitis||2 or 3||Months 0 and 1-3 and 5-12 OR Weeks 0, 2 and 5 months||2 Days after last dose||Initial 3 Years then Every 3 to 5 Years||£75.00|
|MMR||2||Month 0 and 1||-||£45.00|
|Chickenpox||2||Week 1 and Week 4-8||-||£85.00|
|Cervical Cancer HPV||2/3||Month 0, Month 6 (9-14yrs olds) Or Month 0, 2 and 6||-||£170.00|
|Meningitis B||2||Month 0 and Month 2 +||-||£125.00|
|Pneumonia||1||-||3 weeks||5 years||£75.00|
|Larium||-||One daily starting 3 Weeks Before and Duration of Stay and 4 Weeks after return||-||£4.50 per Tablet|
|Doxycycline||-||One daily starting 2 Days Before and Duration of Stay and 4 Weeks after return||-||-||
£0.65 per capsule
|Malarone (Generic)||-||One daily starting 2 Days Before and Duration of Stay and 1 Week after||-||-||
£3.50 per tablet
|Malarone Paed||-||Dose based on weight of child 11-20KG – 1 tablet per day 21-30KG – 2 tablets per day 31-40kg – 3 tablets per day||-||-||£1.80 per tablet|
We reserve the right to change prices without notice.