You’ll find plenty of services at East Chemist and we’re always adding more. We do more than just fill your prescriptions; we are your partners in health and a valuable source of information. Our Pharmacy provides a wide range of services to keep patients on the road to well-being.
Hepatitis B is a virus infection of the liver spread by blood and body fluids.
Hepatitis B can be caught from infected people by sexual contact, needle sharing by drug users and by injuries such as bites or sporting type injury. It can also be spread medically through blood transfusion and infected medical procedures. This route of infection has been largely eliminated in the UK but remains a risk in some of the developing world.
Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for people who are at high risk of catching hepatitis B through their work or lifestyle, and for people who are travelling to parts of the world where there is a high prevalence of hepatitis B
CHICKEN POX (VARICELLA)
Chickenpox is a highly infectious illness caused by varicella-zoster virus.
Chickenpox is very itchy and can make children feel miserable, even if they do not have many spots. Chickenpox is usually much worse in adults.
Meningitis B is an uncommon but serious disease that is caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitis. It can lead to an infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord or an infection of the blood (known as septicemia). Meningitis B can strike without warning and progress quickly.
MMR - MEASELS, MUMPS & RUBELLA
MMR is a safe and effective combined vaccine that protects against 3 separate illnesses – measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) – in a single injection. The full course of MMR vaccination requires 2 doses.
Measles, mumps and rubella are highly infectious conditions that can have serious, potentially fatal complications, including meningitis, swelling of the brain (encephalitis) and deafness.
HPV - HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS
HPV is the name of a very common group of viruses. They do not cause any problems in most people, but some types can cause genital warts or cancer.
HPV affects the skin. There are more than 100 different types.