Now more than ever, making sure that you are up to date with your vaccinations is vital. Widnes Late Night Pharmacy is offering you a variety of vaccination services in Widnes to ensure that you are protected within the UK, as well as on your travels abroad.
V is for Vaccine
Vaccines are the most effective method for preventing infectious diseases. They protect not only yourself, but also those around you, stopping the spread of diseases to those who cannot have the vaccines. Since vaccines were introduced in the UK, diseases such as polio, smallpox and tetanus are either gone, or incredibly rare. Vaccinations teach your immune system how to produce antibodies that protect you from diseases. It is safer for your immune system to learn this way than through catching the disease itself. Once your body has learned how to fight a disease, you are often protected for many years.
Vaccines sometimes cause mild side effects, such as a sore arm. However, these normally only last for 2 or 3 days. Vaccines are constantly monitored for their side effects following their introduction; they undergo exhaustive safety testing beforehand.
When might I need to have a vaccine?
You may need to have a vaccine if you form part of a high risk group, to protect you against viruses such as Covid-19, or the flu. You may also need to be vaccinated against some of the serious diseases found in other parts of the world. More information on this can be found on our travel vaccination page.
To find out more about our vaccination services in Widnes please contact us or simply book your appointment below.