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General Advice

Protect you, protect your family

TravelSafe offers vaccination against some of the world’s most serious diseases where prevention is often the only real way to guarantee the health of you and your family.

Vaccination is not just for holidays – if you are visiting family overseas you can keep your family safe by getting vaccinated before you travel.

We offer:

  • A wide range of travel vaccines
  • Private prescriptions for anti-malarial tablets
  • Specialist health advice tailored to your destination(s)
  • Services delivered by professionals who are experts in travel health
  • A range of appointment times to meet your needs
  • Advice on other vaccination services including seasonal flu vaccination

Visiting family

Vaccinations are not just for holidays – if you are travelling abroad to visit family you may benefit from certain vaccines that will protect you as well as your family in the UK and overseas. You can find out which vaccines you need by visiting www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk – we have included information on the following popular destinations:

Destination

Advice

India

  • Confirm primary courses and boosters are up to date as recommended for life in Britain- including for example, vaccines required for occupational risk of exposure, lifestyle risks and underlying medical conditions.

  • Courses or boosters usually advised: Hepatitis A; Tetanus; Typhoid.

  • Other vaccines to consider: Cholera; Diphtheria; Hepatitis B; Japanese Encephalitis; Rabies.

  • Yellow fever vaccination certificate requirements for India are specific and quite lengthy; read the full details via the WHO website (external weblink).

 

Pakistan

  • Confirm primary courses and boosters are up to date as recommended for life in Britain- including for example, vaccines required for occupational risk of exposure, lifestyle risks and underlying medical conditions.

  • Courses or boosters usually advised: Diphtheria; Hepatitis A; Poliomyelitis; Tetanus; Typhoid.

  • Other vaccines to consider: Cholera; Hepatitis B; Japanese Encephalitis; Rabies.

  • Yellow fever vaccination certificate required for travellers over 1 year of age arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited more than 12 hours through the airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. The certificate of yellow fever vaccination is valid for 10 years in this country.

 

China

 

  • Confirm primary courses and boosters are up to date as recommended for life in Britain- including for example, vaccines required for occupational risk of exposure, lifestyle risks and underlying medical conditions.

  • Courses or boosters usually advised: Hepatitis A.

  • Other vaccines to consider: Cholera; Hepatitis B; Japanese Encephalitis; Rabies; Tetanus; Tick-borne Encephalitis; Typhoid.

  • Yellow fever vaccination certificate required for travellers over 1 year of age arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for all travellers having transited through the airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. This requirement does not apply to those visiting Hong Kong and Macao only.

 

 

 

Poland

 

  • Confirm primary courses and boosters are up to date as recommended for life in Britain- including for example, vaccines required for occupational risk of exposure, lifestyle risks and underlying medical conditions.

  • Courses or boosters usually advised: none.

  • Other vaccines to consider: Hepatitis B; Rabies; Tetanus; Tick-borne Encephalitis.

  • No yellow fever vaccination certificate required for this country.

  • No malaria risk