What is a travel vaccine?

Travellers to other countries can often face health issues that they wouldn’t normally experience at home. Travel vaccinations can help to protect you from a range of dangerous and sometimes even life-threatening diseases that are present across the globe, including cholera, hepatitis a and b, meningitis and yellow fever. If you are planning on travelling outside the UK for work or pleasure, there is a possibility that you may need to be vaccinated. Book an appointment today on 0208 993 5889.

Why should I have a travel vaccination?

Travel vaccinations help to minimise your chances of becoming ill with serious or even fatal diseases, whilst abroad. Countries such as Saudi Arabia even refuse entry without proof of vaccination, so ensuring you have been treated with the appropriate travel injections and carry the relevant International Certificate of Vaccination can be essential to your holiday plans. If you’re not sure whether you need to be vaccinated, it is always advisable to check before leaving the country. If you intend on only travelling to countries in North America, Northern and Central Europe or Australia, it is likely that you will not need to have any travel vaccines. However, it’s always worth double-checking first. Why not call us today on 0208 993 5889 and we can give you all the information you need to ensure your health is protected whilst on holiday.

Things to consider when planning your travel vaccinations

There are a number of things to consider when planning your travel vaccinations, these include: Destination – certain diseases are less common in some countries and more common in others.  Time of year – Monsoon season can increase the likelihood of certain diseases. Accommodation – Rural areas pose a higher risk than urban areas. And, in general, a package holiday staying at a hotel is lower risk than camping. Trip duration – The longer your stay in a place, the greater the likelihood of contracting a disease. Age and health – The elderly and young are typically more vulnerable to diseases. Pre-existing medical conditions can also play a role. Travel plans – if you intend on spending the majority of your time outdoors, in rural areas or in contact with animals this could increase risk of infection. If you need further information about planning your travel vaccinations, why not try our new Live Chat feature for fast, free advice.

What do I do next?

The experienced clinicians at Express Travel Clinic can help to make immunisation against a variety of diseases, easy. Our helpful and friendly team offer specialist guidance and advice on travel vaccinations. Consult one of our experts today and make sure you are travel ready.