Vaccinations

Do you require vaccinations in East London? LycaHealth offers a range of private vaccinations as part of our private GP service at our clinic in Canary Wharf.

Vaccinations clinicians

Do you require vaccinations in East London? LycaHealth offers a range of private vaccinations as part of our private GP service in Canary Wharf. Our GP clinic is conveniently located in the city, just a few minutes walk from Westferry, Canary Wharf and West India Quay underground stations – ideal if you need to fit in your appointment between meetings. Some of our most common vaccination services include:

  • Travel vaccinations,
  • Flu jabs,
  • Corporate flu jabs,
  • Private children’s vaccinations, and
  • Vaccinations against STIs.

Are you looking for a vaccine or GP service that we’ve not listed above? That’s no problem. Simply get in touch using our online form or call us on 0207 132 1440 to speak with a member of our team to find out if we can help. During your appointment with us, you will never feel rushed. You’ll be given plenty of time to talk about any concerns you may have, and you’ll be told about the potential side effects of any vaccinations being administered.

Private Travel Clinic

Travel vaccines should be considered for anybody that is travelling outside of the UK to a country that has a risk of infectious disease. Whilst many of your routine vaccinations will protect you against a number of diseases, they are unable to provide cover against some of the diseases you could contract overseas.

Our private travel clinic in Canary Wharf provides the recommended travel vaccinations for most destinations, including diphtheria, polio, hepatitis A, typhoid, and yellow fever. Some of the most popular destinations you may require vaccinations for include:

  • Morocco
  • Australia
  • Mexico
  • China
  • India
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Vietnam

If your destination isn’t mentioned above, we would advise checking with a health professional at our clinic to ensure you will be covered and safe during your travels. Depending on your area of travel, we would advise coming in to see us 8 weeks before you travel, this is because some vaccines need to be given in advance to ensure your body develops immunity. Other vaccinations will involve a number of doses spread over a longer period of time.

Available at the following clinic

Canary Wharf

0207 132 1440

Mon – Fri: 9am to 5pm

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Why choose a private travel clinic? Not all GP practices are able to provide vaccinations for travel, and not all travel vaccinations are available free on the NHS. Not to mention the time you may be waiting for an appointment! Make sure you have access to all the vaccinations you need, at a time that is most convenient for you.

Private Flu Jabs

Prevention is better than cure, especially when it comes to an illness as serious as influenza viruses. So, when autumn rolls around and the winter flu season is approaching, it’s time to start considering whether or not you need to book a flu vaccination.

Many people underestimate the impact the flu can actually have but the flu virus is a highly infectious virus that impacts hundreds of thousands of people in the UK every single year. It’s estimated around 30,000 people in the UK die annually from flu virus and pneumonia during a bad flu season.

Your chances of catching flu viruses increase when living in densely populated cities, such as London. Think about the morning commute, with hundreds of people packed onto the tube in the morning!

A seasonal flu vaccine not only helps keep you safe, but also keeps those around you safe by minimising your chance of bringing flu viruses home. If you have vulnerable family members who may not be able to get vaccinations like the flu vaccine, you’ll know how important safeguarding them is.

Who is eligible for a flu jab?

There are a number of groups that are more at risk of complications from the flu vaccine, and they are especially encouraged to get the flu vaccination.

  • People who are over 65 years of age
  • Pregnant women
  • Those with an underlying heart or lung condition
  • Those with weakened immunity
  • Children between the ages of 2-7

These groups of people are generally considered at the highest risk of complications from catching flu but they aren’t the only group encouraged to consider flu vaccinations.  If you work, or live, with people at high risk of coping badly if they catch the flu, you should also consider the flu vaccine.

This group includes:

  • Health and social care workers as they’re more likely to come into contact with people who have vulnerable health conditions
  • Teachers, support workers and anyone who works with young children
  • If you have exposure to a large number of people on a daily basis through commuting or working
  • You’re trying to get pregnant

By choosing to have your flu vaccination privately instead of opting for a free NHS flu vaccination, you can avoid the long appointment waiting times. You can even get your vaccination at a time that works for you, where possible we can even schedule same-day flu jab appointments as part of our private GP services in Canary Wharf.

Corporate Flu Jabs

Corporate flu vaccination programmes are a great opportunity for employers to help look after their employee’s health and maintain productivity during the winter flu season. Offering the flu jab through your corporate health and wellbeing package means you can help control and minimise the spread of the flu and serious illness in your workplace.

It’s estimated that 28.2 million working days are lost every single year due to ill health. Just think of how much of a negative impact this has on productivity levels throughout the year!

We offer an easy to access flu vaccine for your employees and can even deliver the flu vaccine at your workplace. This means you can schedule a day and time that works best for your team. Not only does this allow you to protect your colleagues by limiting the spread of seasonal flu, it also means your team won’t need to take time off work to visit their GP for flu vaccinations.

Find out more information on our corporate flu vaccinations page.

STI / STD Vaccines

Did you know that London has the highest rate of new STIs in England? Through our STI vaccination service, we can help protect you against the Human papillomavirus (HPV), Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B with STI vaccinations. Simply book in with one of our experienced nurses or private GPs for your STI vaccinations in Canary Wharf today.

  • No waiting for an appointment.
  • Modern, luxury clinic.
  • Convenient Canary Wharf location.

There is no need to wait for an appointment, simply call the clinic on 0207 132 1440 for availability – we will often be able to fit you in right away.

Vaccinations at LycaHealth Private GP Service is covered by all major medical insurance companies. Self-pay patients are also welcome.

If you’re generally healthy, you’ll find that mild flu-like symptoms will generally clear up within 7-10 days. However, if you’re in a more high-risk group, flu strains can lead to severe complications that require hospitalisation and, in extreme cases, can even be fatal.

Flu symptoms include:

  • A high temperature of 38°C or above
  • Feeling constantly exhausted
  • A sore throat or dry cough
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Lack of appetite
  • Stomach problems including diarrhoea and pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

The effectiveness of the flu vaccination changes every year because the flu vaccine is always having to protect against new flu strains and influenza-like illnesses. The efficiency of the 2019/20 flu vaccine was estimated to be between 30 and 60% for adults 18-65.

Even if the flu jab doesn’t fully protect you from catching the flu virus, it can still help lessen flu symptoms and minimise the risk of serious complications.

Yes, studies have shown that is safe for breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women to get the flu jab. Many mothers worry as some medications can be passed on through breastmilk, which is harmful to the baby, but it’s perfectly safe for breastfeeding mothers to get the flu vaccine.

It is actually recommended that all parents get the flu vaccine as young children will have a weakened immune system compared to healthy adults and a viral infection like the flu can be very serious.

Yes, there is a flu vaccination for children that can actually be offered as a nasal spray. Children as young as 2-3 can take this form of flu vaccination.

If your child is under 2 and considered at-risk, they’ll be offered a flu jab for their flu vaccination.

Most vaccinations have a risk of side effects and the flu vaccination is no different. Luckily, the symptoms are generally very mild and only last for a day.

Side effects can include:

  • Soreness where your flu jab was injected. This is actually more common with those over 65.
  • A slight temperature
  • Overall muscle aches

 

You can help minimise the side effects by taking paracetamol or ibuprofen. Check with your doctor before taking ibuprofen, as it’s not suitable for some people.

Egg is used in some flu vaccines so if you have a serious allergy to eggs or are vegan, you should speak to your GP. There are low-egg and egg-free vaccines and your GP will be able to help you make an informed choice. You can get in touch with us to book an appointment with a GP today.

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