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Travel Clinic

We offer a wide range of vaccinations (including yellow fever), anti-malarials and travel accessories. If you are planning to go abroad or need a vaccination for the occupational purpose, contact us for a consultation.

Vaccinations available are:

Hepatitis (A & B)

Japanese Encephalitis

Diphtheria, Tetanus & Polio

Tick-borne Encephalitis

Typhoid

Cholera

Rabies

Meningitis

Yellow Fever Center*

We provide a free consultation on how to protect yourself from malaria. We provide a range of anti-malarials, including, Malarone, Doxycycline, and Lariam.

Walk-ins and appointments are available. For more information, please contact us on 0208 977 5509

* PLEASE CONTACT THE PHARMACY DIRECTLY FOR YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION APPOINTMENTS.

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Vaccinations are very important to protect yourself and your loved one. Also, for your travel insurance to be valid, you need to have done the recommended vaccinations. Some vaccinations have multiple doses so it’s important that you plan to have your vaccination in advance of your departure date, usually 6-8 weeks prior.

What are Travel Vaccines and how do they work?

A vaccine is a certain type of medicine that trains the body’s immune system so that it can fight disease it has not come into contact with before. Vaccination is a preventative measure, rather than treatment for a disease once you have caught it. The vaccines that are designed to provide immunity against diseases found in other countries around the world are called travel vaccines.

 

This Short animation video by the oxford vaccine group illustrates how vaccines work.

 

How vaccines work video illustration

 

Vaccination is simply the administration of vaccines.

Why Should I have travel vaccines?

Firstly, when you travel abroad, you may be exposed to infectious diseases like yellow feverhepatitis Bthat the routine NHS immunisation schedule doesn't provide protection against. Hence you will need to get appropriate travel vaccinations to stay protected during your entire trip.

Travel Health Insurance requirement: Secondly, your travel insurance policy requires you to have the required inoculations before traveling.

What exact travel vaccines do I need?

If you are travelling to a certain country and you don't know which vaccination you need to have then there are some good sources of information developed by the NHS. The most well-known and widely used is Fitfortravel. You can choose a destination and you will see a list of vaccinations that are recommended to have and ones that you might consider. Also, it gives you information on the risk of malaria and the need for yellow fever vaccination. The link to the Fitfortravel website is below. 

https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home

When should I see my local health professional about travel vaccines?

It is advisable to start thinking about your travel vaccines as soon as practically possible. Vaccines take time to develop immunity in your body (become effective) and some vaccines need to be administered in a number of doses over several weeks period. Vaccines like rabies requires a month to complete the course.

How long do vaccines cover last?

Some vaccines last for a few years whereas others last for life. You need to speak with your travel health professional about whether you are still covered or would need a booster. You can read more about how long different vaccines last on Tropical Medical Bureau website .