VACCINATION

Please note vaccination prices are subject to change. We will confirm the price at the time of booking​

 

Meningitis B - please enquire

Bexsero is given to individuals from 2 months of age and older to help protect against disease caused by the Neisseria meningitidis group B bacteria. These bacteria can cause serious, and sometimes life-threatening, infections such as meningitis (inflammation of the covering of the brain and spinal cord) and sepsis (blood poisoning). The vaccine works by specifically stimulating the body’s natural defence system of the vaccinated person. This results in protection against the disease

 

Shingles - £215

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a painful skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus. It comes on when there is a reactivation of chickenpox virus that is already in your body. Anyone who has had chickenpox can get shingles.

 

Not only can shingles be very painful and uncomfortable, some people are left with long lasting pain called postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) for years after the initial rash has healed. 

 

Only one injection of Zostavax (Shingles vaccine) is needed to help prevent Shingles. It is available for those aged 50 and over. 

 

 

Chicken Pox - £95

The chickenpox vaccine protects against the varicella zoster virus that causes chickenpox. The chickenpox vaccine is not part of the NHS routine childhood vaccination schedule.

 

There are two chickenpox vaccines currently available: VARIVAX and VARILRIX.

 

The chickenpox vaccine is a live vaccine and contains a small amount of weakened chickenpox-causing virus.The vaccine stimulates your immune system to produce antibodies that will help protect against chickenpox.

 

The vaccine is given as two separate injections, usually into the upper arm, four to eight weeks apart.

 

It's been shown that 9 out of 10 children vaccinated with a single dose will develop immunity against chickenpox. Two doses are recommended, as this gives an even better immune response.

 

The Chickenpox vaccine is availbale to those age 1 year and above, including adults. Two seperate doses are needed 8 weeks apart.

 

 

Human Papilloma Virus (Cervical Cancer Vaccine) - £ 165 each

The vaccine protects against cervical cancer which is the second most common cancer in women under the age of 35. In the UK, 2,900 women a year are diagnosed with cervical cancer.  It is estimated that about 400 lives could be saved every year in the UK as a result of vaccinating girls before they are infected with HPV.

 

Infection with some high-risk types of HPV can cause abnormal tissue growth as well as other cell changes that can lead to cervical cancer. Infection with other types of HPV may cause:

  • genital warts: small growths or skin changes on or around the genital or anal area, these are the most common viral sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the UK

  • skin warts and verrucas

  • vaginal cancer or vulval cancer (although these types of cancer are rare)

  • anal cancer or cancer of the penis

  • some cancers of the head and neck

  • laryngeal papillomas (warts on the voice box or vocal cords)

 

The Gardasil vaccine protects against the two types of HPV, between them responsible for more than 70% of cervical cancers in the UK. A bonus of using Gardasil to prevent cervical cancer is that it prevents genital warts too.

 

Patients aged 9 to 13 years of age require 2 doses, 6 months apart. Those aged 14 years and over require 3 doses, within 6 months.

 

Travel Vaccination

We offer some travel vaccinations. Please contact us with details of your travel destination and we can advise you on vaccinations that you may require. 

Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital

Shenfield Road, Brentwood  CM15 8EH 

07875 702 641

01277 695 732

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