Pneumonia is an infection that can cause serious illness or even death.
Keen to understand more about vaccinations? We’ve got you covered with everything you need to know, from why they’re important to those you can get at our community pharmacies.
What is a vaccination?
Vaccines are a safe and easy way to protect yourself against harmful diseases. They are usually given by injection and they work by helping your immune system to develop natural defences (antibodies) to a disease. So when you encounter the disease you already have the antibodies to protect yourself.
Why are vaccinations important?
Vaccinations are a quick, effective and safe way to protect yourself against diseases that can damage your health.
As well as protecting yourself, vaccines also prevent you from passing a disease on to other people, limiting the spread of the disease and protecting the community.
What vaccinations can I get from Well Pharmacy?
The human papilloma virus (HPV) can cause genital warts, cervical cancer and some other types of cancer.
Meningitis is a serious infection which causes inflammation in the membranes around the brain and spinal cord.
The meningitis ACWY vaccine offers protection against meningococcal groups A, C, W and Y.
Chickenpox can cause serious complications in vulnerable people.
The flu can be dangerous and life-threatening for some people.
We offer vaccinations for travel in selected pharmacies throughout the UK, in partnership with Pharmadoctor.
Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by reactivation of the chickenpox virus.
Selected pharmacies are offering COVID-19 booster to help protect you from the virus.