Danish health tech company launches vaccination service in London

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Danish health tech company Practio is opening in London after successfully launching its travel vaccination service in Liverpool and Portsmouth.

The company offers vaccines for diseases including rabies, hepatitis, typhoid and yellow fever, covering all the necessary jabs for destinations from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

Practio will be collaborating with local pharmacies in London to offer a simple alternative to existing travel vaccination services.

Travellers will speak with a specialised nurse within an hour, who will then create a tailored vaccine plan, with the necessary vaccinations undertaken at any of the partner pharmacies.

Practio plans to launch their service in six pharmacies initially, with plans to grow to 20.

Co-founded by Jonas Nilsen and Mads Mikkelsen, it hopes to fill the need created by a global shortage of specialist health practitioners.

Mikkelsen said: “We’re hugely excited to be expanding into London, where we’re going to be able to reach so many more people through the network of pharmacies throughout the city.

"Travel has never been as important to us, with global tourism growing exponentially, but the dangers of diseases from other countries haven’t gone away. Convenient, safe, and reliable access to experts who can advise on what vaccinations you need to stay protected abroad is essential in the modern world, and we’re now providing exactly that to London holiday-makers.”