What is Hay Fever?
Hay fever is an allergy to pollen, there are many different types of pollen that you could be allergic to, particularly if you experience some of the following symptoms:
The symptoms develop when the pollen gets in contact with your mouth, nose, eyes or throat. The wind can carry pollen and increase the symptoms of Hay fever. The usual season is from March to September but it can start from late January to the end of October. The symptoms can last from a few days to several months depending on the severity of your allergy.
What is the hay fever vaccine?
Unfortunately, there is no cure or vaccine against Hay Fever but if all of the traditional treatments are not effective or practical you could have a ‘one off’ Injection, instead of taking a steroid tablet daily.
The vaccine can decrease your symptoms for at least 3 weeks. Some people are even relieved for the entire season.
|How long does it last?||How quickly does it work?||How much does it cost?|
|Hay fever Vaccine||3 weeks or the whole season||Immediately||£60|
|How much does it cost?|
|How quickly does it work?|
|How long does it last?|
|3 weeks or the whole season|
How can I get Hay fever injections?
You can book an appointment at one of our 8 clinics in central London to have a consultation with a qualified Healthcare Professional who will answer your questions and assess whether the injection is right for you. Please note: The injection will be administered intramuscularly into the gluteal muscle (buttocks area). At London Vaccination Clinic we want to ensure that every client is comfortable and respected, therefore; please advise whether you would like to see a male or female Healthcare professional.
How much will it cost?
The 15 minutes consultation with a qualified Healthcare professional is £20. If after the consultation, you decide to have the injection (which can be given on the same day) this will cost £60.
What other treatments for Hay Fever are there?
There is no cure for Hay fever however there are many treatments to relieve the symptoms.
Non medical treatments
Non medical treatments include avoiding or minimizing exposure to the allergen. Those include:
- Stay inside as much as possible with doors and windows closed (especially on windy or hot days)
- Wear sunglasses when outside to avoid allergens coming into contact with your eyes
- Wear a mask when outside to avoid allergens coming into contact with your nose and throat
- Avoid walking on the grass or under trees because of the presence of pollen
- Avoid smoking and smoking areas as it can worsen your symptoms
Although the above is not always easy to comply with, for best results, it is always advisable to follow the above advice in conjunction with the medical treatments below.
Does immunisation hurt?
Not all vaccinations are delivered by needle. But whenever they are, we bring all our considerable expertise into play to make sure it hurts as little as possible. Modern needles are so fine they hurt a lot less than the old fashioned versions used to. You shouldn’t feel anything worse than a sharp prick.
What if I have an abnormal reaction?
We don’t just vaccinate you and abandon you! If you don’t feel well afterwards or experience an abnormal reaction, phone us or come straight back in and we’ll check you out.
Will I get a vaccination record card?
Yes, and it’ll act as a record of the vaccinations you’ve been given. The cards include information about how long the vaccination is effective and your booster dates. If you already have a vaccination record card, bring it to your consultation so we can check your immunisation history.
What should I bring to my appointment?
Please bring your vaccination record.
How long does the vaccine take to work?
It depends on which vaccines but between 7-14 days for most vaccines.
Where is the vaccine given?
Vaccines are usually given via an injection to either the muscle or just under the skin.
What Side Effects might I get
Common side effects include swelling or tenderness at the injection site and fever. More serious side effects are rare (1 in10,000)
Meet the Team
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The nurse I saw was very helpful and knowledgeable about the area I am going to visit ensuring that I was given the correct vaccinations and understood the timings of the vaccinations and the risks of the area. I would highly recommend.Julie Boddy
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Helpful and friendly staff. Service was great and the appointment was really quick. Spoken from someone who hates injections.Zainab Sanni
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Great service by professional and well informed staff.Neil Davey
Having been messed around and bored of dealing with the NHS, I booked up last minute with the LVC and it was quick, simply and very professional. The doctor/nurse who I saw was informative and told me what I needed to know and I was in and out of there within 10 minutes having not felt a thing! I highly recommend particularly the guy I saw, refreshing to have a laugh at the same time during a vaccination!Richard Gray