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Rabies occurs in mammals and is transmitted to humans by a scratch or bite from an infected animal, most commonly dogs.

Travel Vaccinations at Village Pharmacy

Travelling the world is one of life’s greatest joys, so the last thing you want is to get ill while travelling.

Before you leave make sure to schedule an appointment with a travel health specialist at Village Pharmacy Travel Clinic to prevent diseases such as rabies if you are travelling to a high-risk country. Even though rabies is nearly eliminated in most countries, there are still some countries where rabies is common.

Book your rabies vaccination in Charlton at Village Pharmacy today!

What Are the Symptoms of Rabies?

The most common symptoms of rabies include:

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Where is This Virus Found?

Rabies is almost always fatal once symptoms appear. Rabies is present on all continents, except Antarctica, however the majority (95%) of human deaths occur in Asia and African regions where it is most prevalent.

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.

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Travel Vaccination Clinic

Make sure you're fully protected before you travel!

You can catch rabies if bitten by an infected animal and not vaccinated. Travellers should take precautions, such as getting vaccinated, when visiting countries where rabies is common.

Even though 99% of rabies cases are from dog bites, other animals can carry the rabies virus and pass it on. Rabies is particularly dangerous because there is no cure and once symptoms develop, it is almost always fatal.

A couple of vaccinations could be the difference between staying healthy and enjoying your travels or getting ill.

Contact Village Pharmacy for more information about getting the rabies vaccination in Woolwich or at any of our other southeast London branches.


Protecting you and your family whilst you're abroad

Visit Village Pharmacy for Convenient Vaccination Services in London

Who Should Get the Rabies Vaccine?
The rabies vaccine is generally given to people at high risk of exposure to rabies through work or by visiting or living in a country where rabies cases are still common. The vaccine is also given to prevent rabies in people bitten by an animal suspected of having rabies to stop symptoms from developing.
What Are the Benefits of Getting the Rabies Vaccine?

The most important benefit of the rabies vaccine is that it can prevent symptoms of rabies from developing, it can also provide peace of mind if you are travelling or living in a high-risk country.

Rabies Vaccination Services at Village Pharmacy

Village Pharmacy has twelve conveniently located branches servicing the areas of Charlton, Woolwich, Greenwich, Abbey Wood, Eltham, Plumstead, Lewisham, Thamesmead, Canary Wharf, Bexley, and Bromley.

You can schedule an appointment online to get your rabies vaccination in Greenwich or search for “Village Pharmacy Rabies Vaccination Near Me” for the branch nearest you.

Effective Treatment for Rabies

The most effective treatment is vaccination prior to exposure, often in many countries’ vaccination will be given post exposure however HypeRab is the most effective treatment as it contains Immune globulin, (rabies antibodies).

HypeRab is rarely provided either due to inaccessibility or stock issues. Ideally post exposure should be provided within 24 hours hence those travelling where hospital access is limited should be advised to get vaccinated prior to travelling

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Additional Information

Once symptoms are present, rabies is almost always fatal. Saliva should be thoroughly washed with soap and water for 10 mins and the wound irrigated with iodine solution or alcohol

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Want to know about the Travel Vaccinations?

All rabies vaccinations are inactivated, so it’s not possible for the rabies vaccination to cause rabies.

The rabies vaccine may cause mild symptoms such as:

  • Body pain
  • Discomfort at the injection site
  • Headache
  • Fever

If you are bitten by an animal that may be infected with rabies, get the rabies vaccination immediately to prevent symptoms from developing – otherwise, it could be fatal.

There is no specific treatment once rabies develops, the only form of treatment is to manage and ease the rabies symptoms.

Book now for your vaccinations at Village Pharmacy!

Our specialist pharmacists ready to help you stay healthy, whether at home or away.

Come and visit us for some friendly advice, or give us a call on 020 8303 3616.

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