You should arrange to see a travel nurse at least six to eight weeks before you are planning to leave the UK, as some vaccinations require more than one injection, over the course of several weeks. Your travel nurse can advise you on which vaccines you need. Most travel vaccines are suitable for small children but there are some age restrictions to consider. If you are planning a trip with your baby or toddler, make sure you consult a doctor or travel nurse well in advance of your departure.
Every year, the NHS estimates that almost one in four British holidaymakers will travel without getting vaccinated properly, meaning that they’re potentially exposed to life-threatening infectious diseases. Travelling without immunisation will also put others at risk, too, as you could bring an infection back to the UK with you.
However late in the game it is, make sure you do all that you can to avoid getting sick abroad by going to speak to your GP or travel consultant about your vaccine options.
If you are travelling to a risk area for malaria, you need to take malaria tablets with you.
Depending on where you are going, you can choose between Chloroquine, Malarone and Doxycycline. We can supply these to you.