Hepatitis A is a highly infectious virus that can cause inflammation of the liver. The virus is usually transmitted through food or water contaminated by human faeces or by direct contact with an infectious person
Travelling abroad to explore other countries is something many of us dream of. Don’t spoil your trip by getting sick, safeguard your health while travelling by getting the necessary vaccinations. Diseases such as hepatitis A are still common in many countries, but it can easily be prevented by getting the hepatitis A vaccination.
Book an appointment today with Village Pharmacy to get your hepatitis A vaccination in Abbey Wood.
Hepatitis A is rare in the UK with most cases occurring in travellers who have recently visited countries where the disease is common.
Areas with high levels of infection include countries with poor sanitary conditions and hygiene practices. These areas include: the Indian subcontinent, Sub-Saharan and North Africa, parts of the Far East, South and Central America, and the Middle East.
Certain travellers are at increased risk of acquiring hepatitis A, including: those who are staying with or visiting friends and family or long-stay travellers especially back packers staying in hostels.
Hepatitis A is a highly contagious viral infection that affects the liver, it is most commonly spread through food and water contaminated with the virus. Most people who get hepatitis A make a full recovery, but it can cause chronic liver disease and be fatal in some cases.
Since the risk of getting hepatitis A in the UK is very low, it isn’t part of the standard vaccination programme but for those travelling to high-risk countries, it is strongly advised that you get vaccinated.
Village Pharmacy offers the hepatitis A vaccination as well as a variety of other travel vaccinations to protect you within the UK, as well as on your travels abroad.
If you’re searching for hepatitis A vaccination services near me, then Village Pharmacy is where you want to go.
Get your hepatitis A vaccination in Eltham or at any of our other southeast London branches.
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The people who can benefit the most from getting the hepatitis A vaccination are those who are at high risk, this includes people who:
There are five different hepatitis viruses: A, B, C, D and E. Hepatitis A is the most contagious/ Hepatitis worldwide due to the virus being highly transmissible.
Hepatitis B, C, D are not transmitted as easily due to their blood borne transmission route, however all forms of Hepatitis can be transmitted through sexual contact or through saliva. Hepatitis E is transmitted through water or food like Hep A but is currently not common worldwide
Before you travel, quite often you’ll not be informed by your travel agent, that there are risks involved that require vaccination
Many travellers ignore the importance of visiting a travel health clinic before taking an international trip. Failure to get a Meningitis ACWYcertificate will prevent passage to many countries.
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