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17/01/2018

NEWS: Sanofi Reimburse Unused Dengue Fever Vaccines

Sanofi set to reimburse the Philippines Government for unused doses of a new Dengue Fever vaccine. The worlds first dengue vaccine Dengvaxi (CDT-TDV) by Sanofi Pasteur was registered in Mexico in December 2015. It was indicated for nationals living in areas with high disease burden between the ages of 9-45 years of age. The product has passed many clinical trials worldwide and is registered for use with 19 regulatory authorities worldwide. Two of these authorities, Brazil and the Philippines, introduced the vaccine into subnational programmes, targeting approximately 1 million individuals.... Read More

06/10/2017

UK Vaccine Shortages

Across the UK there are currently some major vaccine shortages which are causing disruption for patients wishing to have NHS or private vaccinations. Uh-oh, vaccine shortages! You may think that vaccines are only given by your GP at the local GP surgery but you are incorrect!  Many pharmacies and private clinics provide vaccines and people use these clinics because not all vaccines are available from your GP and for some people the convenience of a private clinic/pharmacy is more important. Unfortunately, our partner sites Manor Pharmacy and Peak Pharmacy are... Read More

13/06/2017

Help Support The East Africa Famine Appeal

Travelpharm is proudly helping to sponsor and support the East Africa Famine Appeal. The Namdhari Sikh Sangat UK are working with the Namdhari Sangat East Africa as part of the East Africa Famine Appeal The Nairobi Sangat has already reached out to remote villages and provided 30 tonnes of supplies in April (2017)  to provide food, water and aid to those who are in need. Furthermore, a team of UK Sewadaars have kindly come forward and are going to be travelling to Kenya to work alongside the team of Sewadaars... Read More

13/03/2017

Travelling & Understanding Yellow Fever

Are you travelling to a country that puts you at risk of contracting yellow fever? I recently attended an update for my Yellow Fever training and felt it appropriate to write a little something about travelling and Yellow Fever, its distribution around the world and to provide some links to ongoing outbreaks. What Is Yellow Fever? Yellow Fever is a tropical disease spread by mosquitoes and is found in sub-Saharan Africa and South and Central America.  It is not found in Asia and I will touch on this again shortly.... Read More

22/02/2016

How To Stop Malaria Ruining Your World Adventure

You have saved and worked hard for this holiday, don’t let malaria ruin in. If you are visiting a country that has a risk of malaria, then it is important to take the necessary precautions so you do not pick up the disease when travelling. The last thing you want is to have planned and saved for the journey of a lifetime, only to be struck down by malaria because you failed to take the right precautions. There is a range of anti-malaria tablets available on the market, and the... Read More

26/11/2015

The Foods of Europe: Part 1, Munich

Food is one of the main things that excites me about travelling and it never disappoints, the different tastes, the unique texture and the savoury bites of the delicious foods would always make you wanting for more. When travelling around Europe you are greeted by the sheer amount of specialities and delicacies that make you question how these fascinating recipes came to be. The history behind the many dishes stems from the roots of the previous generations; the techniques are passed down to preserve the traditions and original flavours of... Read More

22/07/2015

Top 7 Family Holiday Essentials

Now that Easter has passed, it’s that time of year again; where we all marvel at how fast the time has passed since Christmas and start to spend A LOT of what little time we have to spare daydreaming about our forthcoming summer holidays. Whether it’s a sunny beach in Spain, a cottage in the UK or a blowout trip to the other side of the world, there are fundamentals that need to be arranged. We know that it is not always easy juggling life working full time, bringing up... Read More

02/07/2015

Festival Survival Guide

Festival season is in full swing and British summer time weather remains as unpredictable as ever! Music, rain, wind, mud, sunshine, alcohol and memories are all to be experienced and enjoyed!! However, festivals carry a few risks, so here’s a few tips to help you stay safe and healthy this summer. Alcohol If you choose to drink at a festival, have a drink of water between each beer.  This will keep you hydrated, particularly if it’s hot and sunny. It will also help prevent a nasty hangover.  Keep your drink... Read More

02/06/2015

How to find the right insect repellent for your journey

Nobody likes being bitten by mosquitos. Bites are itchy, unsightly and sometimes downright painful. In Europe, on the whole, mosquitos are more irritating than dangerous. But in some parts of the world mosquitos can do far more damage than the bite visible on the skin as they can transmit serious illnesses such as Malaria and Dengue Fever. In such cases, prevention is better than cure and adequate bite avoidance is crucial to avoid getting ill. Check out our malaria risk map to find more information about the risks and recommended prevention... Read More

doxycycline capsules 29/04/2015

Getting to know Doxycycline for Malaria Prevention

In our continued look at a range of different antimalarial tablets, it’s now time to get indepth and personal with getting to know Doxycycline for malaria prevention. How do you know Doxycycline is the right anti-malaria tablet for you? How do you know which countries have malaria? and if the malaria tablet you have chosen is even suitable for the area you plan to travel to? To help with these problems, here at TravelPharm we have devised a series of blog posts which aim to help you make an informed... Read More