The risks to health whilst travelling will vary between individuals based on activities abroad, length of stay and general health of the traveller. Please book your appointment by calling one of our clinics.
During consultation, our trained travel health doctors will advise you on the Recommended Vaccinations and will suggest others be considered based on the history of the individual traveller.
Hepatitis A Vaccination
Price: Price: £43 per dose
Hepatitis A is a viral infection which can cause severe liver disease. The viral infection is usually spread by contaminated food and water.
Combined Tetanus, Diptheria & Polio Vaccination
Price: Price: £32 per dose
Diphtheria is uasually spread by close contact with infected persons. In the UK, the combined Diptheria/Tetanus/Polio vaccine is recommended when diphtheria boosters are indicated for adults. A diphtheria booster lasts 10 years. Tetanus is a serious infection, usually contracted following contamination of wounds. In the UK, after 5 doses of vaccine, tetanus boosters are not routinely required unless travelling to areas with limited medical care. In the UK, the combined Diptheria/Tetanus/Polio vaccine is recommended when tetanus boosters are indicated. A tetanus booster lasts 10 years.
Price: Price: £45 per dose
Rabies is a viral infection usually spread by the saliva of infected animals. Human cases are usually due to dog bites but many animals can be infected, and a scratch or lick may be sufficient to transmite the disease. Rabies is fatal once symptoms begin.
Price: Price: £45 per dose
Typhoid fever is a bacterial infection usually spread by contaminated food and water. It can cause a serious illness, but vaccines offer up to 80 % protection.
Hepatitis B Vaccination
Price: Price: £38 per dose
Hepatitis B is a viral infection which can cause serious liver disease. It is usually spread sexually and by contact with infected blood or body fluids (e.g. puncture of the skin with contaminated needles). Vaccination is recommended for long-stay travellers, and those at risk due to their medical history, activities or work.
Price: Price: £10 per dose
What is Flu?
Flu (or influenza, to use the full name) is a highly infectious illness which spreads very rapidly through coughs and sneezes of people who are already carrying the virus. Flu immunisation (flu jab) gives you good protection from flu and lasts for one year. The vaccine is normally available in the autumn and is made from the strain of flu that is expected in the coming winter. In order to remain protected, you need to ensure that you have a flu jab every year.
Flu symptoms hit you suddenly and severely. They usually include fever, chills, headaches and aching muscles, and you can often get a cough and sore throat at the same time. Colds are less severe, and usually start gradually when you get a sore throat and stuffy or runny nose. Flu is a much more serious illness. Catching flu is a nasty experience for most of us. However, for some people it can lead to serious illnesses like bronchitis and pneumonia and may require hospital treatment. Every winter, a large number of elderly people die from influenza. A flu jabs main purpose is to protect those who are most at risk of developing complications that can result from flu.
When should I get the Flu Jab?
The best time to have a flu jab is in the autumn, between late September and early November. Don’t wait until the winter when there’s a flu epidemic. The virus circulates every winter, usually over a period of a few weeks and, as a result, a lot of people get ill around the same time. In a really bad year, this can amount to an epidemic, but it’s impossible to predict how much flu there will be every year.
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