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

Our covid-19 PCR testing is undertaken by trained, medical professionals and processed by a local laboratory.

Our samples are couriered to the laboratory each day. The samples are then processed and the results are normally back by midnight of the following day. If the results come back after working hours, they will be emailed to you on the morning of the next working day.

Why do Covid tests cost so much?

All healthcare professionals require extra certification to provide PCR testing services. 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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Shingles

Shingles        

What?

Shingles is an illness caused by the Varicella Zoster (chickenpox) virus.

How it is caught?

Strictly speaking it isn’t caught. After having chickenpox as a child the virus hides in a nerve. As the immune system declines in later years, the virus is able to reoccur and becomes visible in the area of the body linked to the nerve where it was hiding.

What does it do?

Shingles causes an intensely painful rash, along with headache, photophobia, and sometimes fever.

Can it be treated?

Shingles can be treated with antivirals if started within 72 hours of the start of the illness.

Where is it?

Worldwide.

How is it prevented? 

Vaccine. The vaccine reduces the incidence of shingles by approximately 50% and post-herpetic neuralgia by 65%.

Type
A single injection
Duration
Life

This single injection
will cost from

£140

Appointments: 01392 430590

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