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Vaccinations

 

At Glasgow Medical Rooms, we can administer private vaccinations for routine injections such as chicken pox, MMR vaccine or flu jabs, as well as specialist travel vaccinations, booster jabs and sexual health vaccines. Below is an outline of the types of vaccinations in Glasgow that we offer, and the process of administering the vaccine:

HPV

The HPV vaccination provided by Glasgow Medical Rooms is Gardasil, which helps protect against cervical cancer and genital warts. The vaccination is not just for women, as men can benefit from this too. The HPV injection helps reduce the risk of HPV infection, and can also help prevent genital warts in men.

The Gardasil vaccine consists of a course with 2 options: Option 1 offers the first two doses given two months apart, with the third dose offered six months after the second. Option 2 offers the first two doses administered one month apart, with the third dose at least 3 months after the second dose.

Travel

If you’re travelling abroad, you may be advised to immunise yourself against local illness or disease which you may not be exposed to at home. We vaccinate against:

  • Cholera
  • Diphtheria/Polio/Tetanus
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A + Typhoid
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis A + B
  • Malaria
  • Rabies
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow fever

For more information on our travel services, please see our travel clinic page.

Shingles Vaccination

The shingles vaccine, also known as Zostavax, is now available at Glasgow Medical Rooms. The shingles vaccine has a product licence for people aged 50 and over, and can be administered to anyone able to receive a live vaccine. Shingles is caused by the reactivation of the chickenpox virus, with increased incidence in those over 50 due to a lower immunity.

This vaccine is given once only, and can only be administered to individuals under 5- at the doctor’s discretion. Patients cannot get shingles from the vaccine but do have a very small chance of contracting chickenpox.

MMR Vaccination

Single mumps and single rubella vaccines have been discontinued, with a combined measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine available instead.

Two doses of the MMR vaccine are given, and can be administered to those aged 13 months onwards.

Meningitis B Vaccination

To book an appointment for this vaccination, please call the practice on 0141 225 0140.

The normal administration process for this vaccine is 2 doses in adults, with 2 or 3 doses in children, with a possible booster required. The Bexsero vaccine is safe to administer from 2 months.

Chicken pox Vaccination

Chickenpox or varicella is a virus which is not routinely administered in the UK childhood vaccination schedule. However, the chickenpox vaccination can be administered privately from the age of 12 months onwards. Two doses of the vaccine are necessary, with a 12-week gap between doses in children and a 4 to 8-week gap in adults.

The vaccine is live, so can’t be given to those with a reduced immunity or those who are pregnant. As chickenpox is more serious in adults, it’s beneficial to get vaccinated immediately if you have not suffered from chickenpox in the past.

Flu Vaccination

Flu jabs for individuals and companies across Scotland are available from img_0185Glasgow Medical Rooms in high flu season. Flu season occurs from September to February each year, so it’s worth considering a flu vaccination if you are prone to catching the illness or are vulnerable to the effects of flu.

We are happy to discuss these requirements further and can also administer flu jabs on a corporate level. For more on this please see our corporate services.

 

TB Vaccination

At present the BGC vaccination, which protects against Tuberculosis (TB) is not available at Glasgow Medical Rooms. Please get in touch at info@glasgowmedicalrooms.com or call 0141 225 0140 to be updated on changes to this.