Travel vaccine for your next trip - book early

Going on a trip abroad is usually an exciting time. There are many things to plan. Don’t forget to book your travel vaccination clinic. Not sure which vaccines are recommended for your travel destination? No problem, the healthcare professional will carry out an assessment to determine which vaccines are recommended for your travel destination. They will also assess your medical and past vaccination history to check the suitability of the vaccines.

When should I book an appointment for a travel clinic?

It is recommended that you book at least 6-8 weeks before your departure date to ensure that there is enough time to get the recommended vaccines. Some vaccines have multiple doses weeks apart so book early to allow enough time.

There are some vaccines that require longer than 8 weeks to complete the course so try to plan ahead and book as early as possible.

What if I need to travel for vaccines in an emergency?

Not everything in life can be planned. We understand that you might need to travel at short notice sometimes. Try to book an appointment as early as possible and the healthcare professional at the clinic will advise you on which vaccines you will be able to get in the time you have.

Which travel vaccines can I get privately?

The travel clinics offer a wide range of private travel vaccines. Depending on which country you are travelling to and your past medical/vaccination history, you will be advised on which vaccines are recommended for you.

Most travel clinics will offer the following vaccines:

  • Cholera Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Typhoid Vaccine
  • Tetanus, polio and diphtheria vaccine
  • Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine
  • Chickenpox Vaccine
  • Tick Borne Encephalitis Vaccine
  • Meningitis B Vaccine
  • Meningitis ACWY Vaccine

Can I get antimalarials from the travel clinics?

Yes, the travel clinics offer antimalarials and in most cases, they will be able to supply the antimalarials on the same day. If you are travelling to a malaria risk zone then book an appointment to see your local travel health expert.

During the appointment, a short assessment will be carried out to find out if you require antimalarials for your travel destinations. Depending on your medical history, you will be offered suitable antimalarials for you.

The cost of the antimalarials depends on the type of antimalarials and the quantity required to cover your trip. Book your appointment early as antimalarials are required to be started a few days before your departure.

Which vaccines are recommended for my travel destination?

This question gets asked frequently. The answer is it depends on your travel destinations, your trip type and your past medical/vaccination history. If unsure, the travel health expert will carry out an assessment to determine the vaccines required/recommended for your travel destination.

The assessment is tailored to you and your trip. You may also ask any questions during the appointment that you might have. The UK government website provides information on the recommended vaccines for different destinations that you can view by clicking here.