Lloydspharmacy makes travel health easier

From: Lloydspharmacy
Published: Mon Nov 23 2009

Lloydspharmacy launches new travel clinics to help provide vaccines and malaria tablets, to help ensure travellers stay healthy.

More and more Brits are exploring the globe, however because there are so many things to think about when preparing to go abroad, too often health protection is left to the last minute or forgotten altogether, leading travellers to not be fully prepared for the health risks that the countries being visited potentially pose.

To assist travellers Lloydspharmacy has now launched a convenient one-stop travel service which not only advises which travel vaccines and anti malaria tablets are required for specific destinations, but also provides access to the medicines required with no need to visit a GP. The service is available at the firm's online pharmacy and in over 260 participating pharmacies across the UK.

Travellers can now log on to the online doctor service which will answer questions about their health specific to their travel destination. The answers are all submitted to and assessed by a qualified GP. Travellers are then informed about any suitable vaccines they will need as well as having the opportunity to purchase anti-malaria pills.

For vaccines the user can choose which ones they would like to be administered. The prescription for the vaccines will then be sent to one of 260 selected pharmacies where a trained member of staff can administer them in the privacy of a Lloydspharmacy consultation area. Anti-malarial pills can be either sent out by next day special delivery or collected in any one of 260 participating branches.

The vaccines currently available include: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, tetanus, diphtheria and polio, tick borne encephalitis, typhoid, hepatitis a/typhoid combination.

Patients unable to access the online doctor can still have a travel consultation with a trained member of staff in any one of the participating pharmacies.

Lloydspharmacy hopes that the convenient nature of the service will mean that more people will be properly protected when travelling.

Through the online doctor, Lloydspharmacy also offers:
- Melatonin which can help travellers avoid and overcome jet lag when flying to a country where the time-difference is three or more hours ahead or behind the UK.
- Traveller's diarrhoea packs which contain an oral antibiotic that treats most bacterial causes of travellers' diarrhoea as well as oral rehydration sachets to help avoid dehydration.
- Advance supply of the emergency pill - invaluable if going on a long trip to countries where the morning after pill may not be available at short notice.


About Lloydspharmacy
Lloydspharmacy has around 1,700 pharmacies across the UK. These are based predominantly in community and health centre locations. The company employs over 15,000 staff and dispenses more than 133 million prescription items annually.

Lloydspharmacy is the trading name of Lloydspharmacy Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Celesio AG based in Stuttgart. Celesio is the leading pharmaceutical distribution company in Europe and is represented in 16 countries. With its three divisions, Patient and Consumer Solutions, Pharmacy Solutions and Manufacturer Solutions, the group covers the entire scope of pharmaceutical trade and pharmaceutical-related services.

For more information please contact:
Jodi Lewis
Citigate Dewe Rogerson
3 London Wall Buildings
London Wall
020 7282 2932
Company: Lloydspharmacy
Contact Name: Jodi Lewis
Contact Email: enquiries@pr-sending.co.uk
Contact Phone: 020 7282 2932

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