Travel Precautions

Shingles vaccines is not a travel related vaccine but is a popular vaccine to protect the elderly and those not covered under the NHS against the shingles disease.

Signs & Symptoms

The symptoms of shingles can vary in severity however the symptoms are very uncomfortable to deal with. Typically only one side of the body will be affected and can include a painful rash and the blistering of skin. Individuals affected with shingles may also have a high temperature or fever. There is no cure for shingles and it can be unpleasant. The painful rash lasts for around 7-10 days and it can take 2-4 weeks to fully feel fit again. Anti-virals may sometimes be prescribed by the GP to help treat the symptoms.

The Vaccination

The shingles vaccine (Shingrix) has been proven to reduce the chances of getting shingles by more than 50%. If shingles still develop after the vaccine it is thought the condition is milder and last for a much shorter time than usual. The shingles vaccine is a course of two vaccines, given 2 months apart.

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Popular Vaccines

Find out everything about these popular vaccines we can provide at the Ealing Travel Clinic.

  • Chickenpox
  • Cholera
  • Dengue Fever Vaccine (Qdenga)
  • Diphtheria
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Malaria
  • Meningitis B
  • Meningococcal Meningitis
  • MMR
  • Polio
  • Private Covid Vaccine
  • Rabies
  • Shingles
  • Tetanus
  • Tick Borne Encephalitis
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow Fever

Vaccine not listed? Don’t worry, we can provide any travel vaccine. Contact us for more information.

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