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Get Your Cholera Vaccination at Miles Pharmacy
We all love a good adventure and travelling to exotic locales makes life all the more exciting. But the last thing you should do is start off on your journey unprepared and unprotected from disease and illness. That is a surefire way to ruin a holiday.
If you will be travelling in the tropics where Cholera outbreaks are common — particularly in Africa, India, Asia, Central and South America, or the Middle East — you should consider getting the protection of the Cholera Vaccine.
Miles Pharmacy Travel Clinic provides all travel vaccinations (including Cholera), antimalarial medication, and the most current travel health info that will keep you safe and healthy. We are conveniently located in Epsom, servicing areas Banstead, Sutton, Stoneleigh, Cheam, Chessington, and Worcester Park. Schedule your free consultation today!
What Is Cholera?
Cholera is an acute intestinal infection from the Vibrio cholerae bacteria. It causes intense, watery diarrhoea which can lead to serious complications and in rare circumstances, death. People can get sick when they consume water or food contaminated with cholera bacteria.
Cholera is typically found in countries with poor sanitation and no access to clean drinking water and minimal medical care. While Cholera is typically not life-threatening, it is definitely unpleasant and can surely ruin any travel plans.
- Symptoms of Cholera include the sudden onset of profuse, watery diarrhoea accompanied by nausea and vomiting.
If left untreated, Cholera can rapidly lead to dangerous dehydration, serious salt imbalances, and shock. Luckily, with prompt and effective treatment, the death rate is less than one percent.
Cholera Vaccination Services at Miles Pharmacy
While the overall risk of cholera for travellers is low, certain situations may increase the risk of infection including (inadvertently) drinking contaminated water or eating unsanitary food in areas where outbreaks are common. Travellers working and living in unsanitary conditions, such as relief workers in disaster or refugee areas, are also at risk.
The Cholera vaccine is taken orally and requires two doses taken between 1-6 weeks apart. Protection against cholera lasts for up to two years following a complete dose of the vaccine.
In addition to the vaccine, you can take many preventative measures to reduce the chance of getting Cholera. You should always practice good personal hygiene and be diligent about only eating in sanitary establishments and drinking clean bottled water.
Cholera Vaccination Services are available at Miles Pharmacy in Epsom, servicing areas Banstead, Sutton, Stoneleigh, Cheam, Chessington, and Worcester Park. The Cholera Vaccine cost is £65 for both doses. Our Travel Clinic is staffed by vaccine specialists who can provide expert advice on all travel vaccinations, malaria prevention, and travel tips to stay healthy.