In Store Services
At Rowlands Pharmacy, we offer a full range of travel vaccinations* and anti-malaria tablets for all destinations. Our travel clinic offers competitive prices and discounts, which vary depending on the specific course of travel vaccinations purchased.
Our specially trained travel health pharmacists will let you know exactly what you need to keep you and your family protected whilst travelling abroad.
The Rowlands Anti-Malaria service will help you to find out if you are at risk of malaria and provide personalised medicines and appropriate advice to keep you and your family safe during your travels.
To help speed up your consultation with our trained pharmacist you can input all your information onto the etool platform. You will be asked about your medical history and any medications you are currently taking this will establish what is the best treatment should you need it for your travel itinerary.
At the end of your consultation you will be given a consultation code. You will need to present this code to a member of staff in your local participating Rowlands Pharmacy where a trained pharmacist will complete your travel consultation in a private area of the pharmacy and dispense your medication if applicable.
Please note: Anti- malaria tablets are not allowed to be prescribed by your doctor on the NHS. This service is a private service and therefore you will need to pay for your treatment.
What is Malaria?
Malaria is a tropical and possibly fatal disease that is transmitted by the female Anopheles mosquito. People will generally experience flu like symptoms such as headache, shivers, sweats, aches and pains in addition to other symptoms such as diarrhoea. Symptoms can take 12 months (or even longer) to develop. Malaria can be fatal if left untreated so anyone who has been in an area where there is a Malaria risk and is displaying these symptoms should seek medical help straight away.
Where in the world?
Much of Africa, South America, South East Asia and India are malaria regions. In fact there are around 100 countries thought to have a risk of malaria. If you are unsure if your travel destination has a risk of malaria it is important to find this out prior to your trip.
Am I at risk?
Anyone travelling to an area infected by malaria can catch it. This includes people returning to their home country to visit friends and relatives. The best way to prevent catching malaria is to make sure you have taken appropriate bite avoidance measures and medication if required.
Insert Bite Avoidance.
Not only is malaria transmitted by mosquitos, in many tropical countries, mosquitoes can spread other diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, West Nile, Malaria, Yellow Fever and Zika.
Key facts for mosquito bite avoidance:
If you find that you do need travel vaccinations or anti-malaria tablets, then follow the step by step advice on ‘Getting your travel vaccinations’.
*Selected Branches Only. This service is not available in every Rowlands Pharmacy.
*Dose of Hep A booster required at 6-12months.
**Service subject to availability.
***2 doses supplied for one course. Second dose to be taken a minimum of 1 week apart and a maximum of 6 weeks.
To locate your local Rowlands Pharmacy simply enter your postcode into the store finder. This service is not available in every branch we recommend you telephone the branch before you visit.