COVID-19 TESTING is currently available for work or travel requirements. Click here for more PCR test information

The Exeter Travel Clinic (and our Barnstaple site) remain open, but currently not at weekends. Any specific test enquiries should be emailed: Enquiries@exetertravelclinic.co.uk

Due to regulatory changes, we are now using a laboratory based in London. To try and ensure a 72-hour turn-around time we use Royal Mail Guaranteed 9am delivery. We will track the parcel to confirm progress and delivery during working hours. As a result of postal times, tests for those travelling on Tuesdays and Wednesdays may not be back in time

Why do Covid tests cost so much?

Recent changes to the Health and Social Care act brought by Lord Bethell, require all healthcare professionals obtain extra accreditation to swab a nose or throat for travel purposes (the same process school children do at home). This accreditation is hugely expensive and unfortunately, unavoidable.

Please note: we are not part of either the test-to-release scheme, or the day 2 and 8 return home scheme

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Meningitis B

Meningitis B
What?

Meningitis is a medical term for inflammation of the layer around the brain caused by bacterial infection. There are a number of strains of meningitis: A, B, C, W, X and Y.

How it is caught?

Meningitis is an 'airborne' disease and develops when bacteria enters the body, normally through the lining of the nose and throat.

What does it do?

Meningococcal Meningitis causes fever, intense headache, neck stiffness nausea and vomiting and if left untreated, septicaemia.

Can it be treated?

Yes – with high strength antibiotics.

Where is it?

Meningococcal bacteria are found across the globe, with particular strains more prevalent in specific countries

How is it prevented?

Vaccine – A course of two or three vaccinations, depending on the age of your child.

For more information link to the children’s page

http://www.meningitis.org/disease-info/types-causes/meningoccal-disease

https://www.meningitisnow.org

Type
Two (children over two) or three (children under two) vaccinations administered over 2 to 8 months
Duration
Probably life

This Two (children over two) or three (children under two) vaccinations administered over 2 to 8 months
will cost from

£120*

Appointments: 01392 430590

* Price is per dose, several doses may be required as part of a course.
Part of the NHS childhood schedule
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