If you're travelling further than Europe this summer, you may require vaccinations to protect against diseases not common in Europe. For more information, go to: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Travel-immunisation or speak to our Pharmacist. Advice should always be sought at least 8 weeks in advance of travelling, as some vaccines need time to become effective.
Going to the tropics? - protect yourself from malaria.
Unfortunately there is no vaccine against malaria, but a combination of anti-malarial tablets and our top tips can help you to have a relaxing holiday wherever you go. Even if you are taking anti-malarial tablets, mosquitoes can still bite at any time of the day, so preventing insect bites is often a 24 hour task.
- Spray away - use an insect repellent to ward off the mosquitoes
- Get covered - if you are out in the evening, cover yourself with long sleeved tops and long trousers
- Lock them out - make sure your room is protected by spraying insecticides, burning pyrethoid coils and heating impregnated tablets
- Hit the net - use a mosquito net sprayed with insecticide, especially if you are sleeping outdoors
- Knock ‘em down - ensure you have a ‘knockdown spray' to kill any mosquitoes should you see them