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Effects of the Yellow Fever vaccination on the Immune System

Thursday, 5 November 2020 10:49:17 Europe/London

Vaccinations are like a training course for the immune system and the Yellow Fever vaccination is no different from any other.  The vaccination prepares the body to fight the Yellow Fever virus without exposing it to the symptoms of the disease.   The vaccination is like a dress rehearsal so that if the individual encounters Yellow Fever abroad, the body has already produced a complete defence against it and thus that person is protected against contracting the disease and becoming ill.  

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Cholera Vaccine: Benefits and side effects

Thursday, 29 October 2020 10:47:00 Europe/London

Cholera is a horrible illness that will spoil your day and travel plans. It causes severe diarrhoea which can become very serious if it is not treated with rehydration, intravenous fluids and antibiotics. To avoid the risk of cholera infection, have the cholera vaccinewhich is available as part of our travel vaccinations service in Epsom.

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What are the signs and symptoms of Rabies?

Monday, 5 October 2020 14:30:20 Europe/London

Rabies is a rare but very serious and life-threatening infection of the brain and nerves. It is usually caught from the scratch or bite of an infected animal, most commonly a dog but not always. Rabies is not found in the UK other than in a small number of wild bats, so it presents no risk but it is present in other parts of the world particularly Africa, Asia and in Central and South America.

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World Rabies Day: A Complete History

Friday, 25 September 2020 17:31:01 Europe/London

September 28th 2020 is the 14th World Rabies Day which is an international awareness campaign coordinated by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control, a non-profit organisation with its Headquarters in the United States.  Endorsed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), World Rabies Day takes place on the 28th September each year specifically because this is the anniversary of the death of Louis Pasteur who with his colleagues was responsible for developing the first rabies vaccine.  

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Importance of Japanese Encephalitis vaccine

Wednesday, 23 September 2020 15:24:03 Europe/London

The Japanese Encephalitis vaccine offers excellent protection against this disease but this vaccine is not available on the NHS so you will need to access a private clinic for it. Miles Pharmacy has a travel clinic in Epsom which offer a full suite of vaccinations for foreign travel including the Japanese encephalitis injection.

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Common Health Benefits of taking Various Vaccinations

Tuesday, 15 September 2020 08:39:37 Europe/London

There are two key drivers for vaccination, one is protection against disease in the UK and the other is the imperatives of travel.  Vaccination programmes have been so successful in the UK that people are not properly aware of what some of these illnesses can be like.  Perhaps Covid-19 has reminded everyone that we need to protect our health at all times.

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Posted in General Health By Miles Pharmacy

Why do we still use the polio vaccine on newborns?

Wednesday, 9 September 2020 14:30:47 Europe/London

The polio vaccine is given as part of the ‘6-in-1’ vaccination to babies.  Polio is one of six diseases which the vaccination protects against.  The vaccine is administered three times at eight, twelve and sixteen weeks by injection into the baby’s thigh

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Myths about the Mumps

Friday, 7 August 2020 13:47:26 Europe/London

There has been a sharp increase in the number of cases of mumps disease in the last two years connected to the scandal over the MMR vaccine which took place around twenty years ago.  

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Why is the Tetanus injection so important?

Monday, 20 July 2020 15:24:05 Europe/London

The tetanus shot should be called anti-tetanus as it protects against tetanus disease also called lockjaw. The tetanus infection can be very serious and it is potentially life-threatening and so the tetanus vaccine is given during childhood and more specifically when a person has a wound or injury and their tetanus vaccine status is unknown.

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The benefit of having the Meningitis ACWY vaccination

Monday, 15 June 2020 12:12:42 Europe/London

Meningococcal disease is caused by the meningococcal bacteria and results in four strains of the illness known as A, C, W and Y. The ACWY vaccine protects against all four types of meningitis and is available at our Travel vaccinations clinic in Epsom.

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Posted in Travel Vaccinations By Miles Pharmacy