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Get Your Hepatitis A Vaccination at Miles Pharmacy

Travelling the globe is one of the pleasures of life. It is a great way to explore new cultures, foods, and places, however, it does require careful planning and preparation to make sure you travel smartly to prevent getting diseases such as Hepatitis A. The best way to avoid getting hepatitis A is to get the hepatitis A vaccination.

If you’re venturing outside of the UK, be sure to include a visit to our Miles Pharmacy Travel Clinic in Epsom, servicing areas Banstead, Sutton, Stoneleigh, Cheam, Chessington, and Worcester Park, for your travel vaccines and medications for travel, especially if you are visiting high-risk countries.

hepatitis- Miles Pharmacy
hepatitis- Miles Pharmacy

What is Hepatitis A?

Hepatitis A is an extremely contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. This virus is one of several types of hepatitis viruses that cause inflammation in the liver which affects your liver’s ability to function.

You get hepatitis A from contaminated water or food or from close contact with a person or object that’s already infected. Mild cases of hepatitis A don’t usually require treatment. The majority of people who are infected recover with no permanent liver damage.

It’s important to practice good hygiene by washing your hands frequently to prevent spreading the virus. The hepatitis A vaccine is very effective in protecting you from hepatitis A.

At Miles Pharmacy, we offer both the hepatitis A vaccination and the hepatitis B vaccination, safeguarding the health of the whole family so that you can enjoy your trip worry free.

Hepatitis Symptoms

Hepatitis A symptoms typically appear a few weeks after you’ve been infected with the virus. However, not everyone with hepatitis A develops symptoms. If you do, symptoms may include:

  • Unusual weakness and tiredness
  • Sudden nausea, vomiting, or diarrhoea
  • Abdominal pain or discomfort, especially where your liver is
  • Grey-coloured stool
  • Decrease in appetite
  • Mild fever
  • Dark urine
  • Joint pain
  • Jaundice
  • Intense itching

These symptoms may be relatively mild and go away in a few weeks. Sometimes, however, hepatitis A can result in severe illness that lasts several months and requires medical attention

Hepatitis A Vaccination Services at Miles Pharmacy

The best way to prevent hepatitis A and hepatitis B is to get vaccinated at Miles Pharmacy prior to travel, especially if you are traveling to a high-risk country. We offer the Hepatitis A Vaccine at an affordable cost.

Hepatitis A Vaccination Services are available at Miles Pharmacy in Epsom, servicing areas Banstead, Sutton, Stoneleigh, Cheam, Chessington, and Worcester Park. Call us to book an appointment to discuss your vaccination needs, and any other medication and preventative measures you should take for your trip with our travel experts.