Shingles Vaccines in New Quay, Ceredigion

Shingles Vaccines in New Quay, Ceredigion

We offer the Shingles vaccine as a private service at Muswell Hill Travel Clinic. You need to book your appointment online. During the appointment, you will have a short consultation with our travel health pharmacist who will go through your vaccination and medical history to check the suitability of the vaccine for you.

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What Is Shingles?

Reactivation of the chickenpox virus (varicella-zoster virus) in adulthood causes a painful skin rash known as Shingles (herpes zoster).

It is estimated that 90% of the UK population are infected with the virus that causes shingles. There is a 1 in 4 chance of the dormant varicella-zoster virus reactivating and causing shingles. 

What Are The Main Symptoms?

It begins as a burning or painful sensation over an area of skin, leading to a rash that develops into fluid-filled blisters. It usually affects one side of the body. It commonly affects the chest, head, face, and eyes. The blisters burst and turn into sores before healing.

Most At-Risk Groups

The risk of shingles increases with age. Those 50 and over are at a higher risk of developing shingles at some point. This is mainly due to the weakening of the immune system as we grow older. This decline in our immunity occurs naturally with age.

Is Shingles Contiguous?

Shingles are caused by the reactivation of the chickenpox virus that already exists in the person body. Therefore, one cannot catch shingles. The virus that causes chickenpox and shingles is the same, therefore if someone who has not had chickenpox comes into direct contact with the blisters of someone with shingles, they might catch chickenpox. Find the latest information on shingles on the NHS website, click here.

Is There A Treatment For Shingles?

If you believe that you might have shingles, it is important that you contact your GP or your healthcare provider as soon as possible. If you are diagnosed with Shingles, you could be given medication to reduce the severity and duration of your symptoms.

Can You Prevent Shingles?

Currently, there are vaccinations available to help prevent shingles. The NHS offers these vaccinations to those aged 70 to 79, you can ask your GP for details.

Those who are not eligible for the NHS singles vaccination service could get the vaccine privately at our clinic. The pharmacist will have a short consultation with you to check the suitability of the vaccine before offering the vaccination to you. Book your appointment online today.

Book An Appointment For The Shingles Vaccine In New Quay, Ceredigion?

You can now get the shingles vaccine privately at the Travel Clinic Ceredigion. Simply book your appointment online. Select a date and time that suits you and attend the clinic at the booked time.
Bring your previous vaccination history and your medical history or medication list to the appointment with you.


What They Say

Excellent service I had to wait until the last minute to schedule my travel vaccination. Great job, keep up the good work.

Niki Customer

I was looking for travel vaccination in New Quay came accross this pharmacy really great services, I will recommand.

Melinda Customer

We are pleased the way they handled our travel vaccination appointments, very professional i will revisit. thanks everyone.

Sarah Customer

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Find answer to your question in Frequently Asked Question section.

    Travel Vaccinations helps your body to fight infectious diseases and helps to protect you from becoming infected by various bacteria, viruses and other pathogens. Travel vaccination can also be an entry requirement by some countries or regions. Your travel insurance cover also requires you to have the recommended vaccinations for your travel destination in most cases. Travel safe by getting the recommended travel vaccination for your travel destination.

    During your appointment, our travel health expert will have a short consultation to determine the vaccination which are required/recommended for your travel destination. It is recommended that you bring your vaccination/immunisation history with you to your appointment. Also, if you have a list of your medications, please bring this with you. The healthcare professional will access the suitability of the various vaccination for you based on your medical history and vaccination history.

    It is recommended that you book your travel vaccination in advance to ensure that there is enough time for you to complete the full course of the recommended vaccinations. Some vaccinations have multiple doses, many weeks apart. For this reason, it is best to book your vaccination appointment 6-8 weeks prior to your travel. Some vaccination also take 2-4 weeks to have an effect so it is best practice to book you appointment in advance.

    The healthcare professional will go through the travel vaccinations that are required/recommended for your travel destination. You can find this information on the government travel health advice website here.

    To book your travel vaccination appointment in New Quay, Ceredigion, simple click on the Book Appointment button on the home page of our website.