We provide a full range of vaccinations for many popular destinations across the world.
A specialist nurse will advise on the latest healthcare information for your trip, whether it be for a well-earned holiday or religious undertakings like Hajj and Umrah. Our consultations are carried out by experienced travel health professionals.
Which vaccinations you require will differ for each individual and depend on your health status, destination, trip itinerary, type of travel, and length of stay.
Please contact us as soon as possible to discuss your travel plans, as you may require several vaccinations, some of which might be part of a course.
To book your travel vaccinations, call us now on 0121 728 8366. If you are unsure of which vaccines you need, we recommend that you book in for a travel consultation and our specialist nurse will advise you accordingly.
Key travel vaccinations include:
Tetanus /Diphtheria / Polio (Tdp) vaccination
The Tetanus/Diphtheria/Polio (Tdp) triple vaccine is recommended if you are travelling to a remote, high risk area where good quality medical attention may not be available and it’s more than 10 years since your last injection (usually given as part of the UK childhood immunisation programme).
• Tetanus is a bacterial disease transmitted by exposure to bacterial spores. These can be found in soil and can enter your body through cuts, grazes or bites.
• Diphtheria is a bacterial disease and can be transmitted through contact with contaminated clothing and sheets, close physical contact with infected individuals and from respiratory droplets.
• Polio is an infectious disease which can cause muscle weakness in the legs, head, neck and diaphragm. Polio is contracted by eating or drinking contaminated food or water, swimming in contaminated water or by close contact with someone carrying the polio virus.
Note: A Tdp booster dose is recommended for teenagers and adults if you did not have the full five recommended doses of the vaccine. Previously unimmunised adults and children over the age of 10 years should commence a primary course of Tdp at zero, one and two-month intervals.
Yellow fever vaccination
Yellow fever vaccination is very important if you are travelling to areas where yellow fever is endemic and compulsory for travel to some countries where there’s a high risk of the disease.
• We are a registered Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre (YFVC) – only at recognised clinics can you receive the vaccination you need and be issued with an internationally recognised certificate.
• Yellow fever is a very serious disease spread by a type of mosquito found in sub-Saharan Africa and tropical South America. Several countries require you to show a certificate of yellow fever vaccination before entry is allowed.
• The vaccine is highly recommended as the disease has a seven to eight per cent death rate and there is no cure.
• You need to have your yellow fever vaccination at least 10 days before you travel to allow your body to develop sufficient immunity and for the International Certificate to be valid. It is now a one in a lifetime vaccine.
• Some people experience a mild headache, muscle aches and/or some soreness in the area of their injection. Severe reactions are rare.
• Yellow fever is a ‘live vaccine’. If you are receiving other live vaccinations, please consult the travel nurse as it may need to be given together or four weeks apart (in the case of MMR and Varicella live vaccines). In some situations, our travel nurse may not be able to give you the vaccine without consent from your GP.
• You should not have the vaccine if you have an allergy to eggs, certain types of disease of the thymus gland, or if you have a significantly lowered immune system. Please make sure any conditions are known to our travel nurse.
Typhoid fever is an infectious disease, almost completely eradicated in the Western world, but still common in the developing world.
• The bacteria which causes typhoid is transmitted primarily from food and water contamination, but can also be spread from an infected individual to another as a result of poor hygiene. It is a disease of poverty and poor living conditions.
• Symptoms can vary from mild to severe. A high fever is often experienced, with weakness, abdominal pain, constipation and headaches, skin rash and, in severe cases, confusion.
• High risk countries include parts of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Central and South America, and Eastern Europe.
Hepatitis A is a type of viral liver infection more common in regions with poor sanitation and lack of safe food and water. Regions of high risk include parts of Africa, Asia, Central and South America.
• Early symptoms are similar to flu and include a mild fever, joint and muscle pain, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting. Follow-on symptoms present as jaundice, pale stools, dark urine, itching skin and a swollen, tender liver.
• The hepatitis A virus is the cause of hepatitis A. It is most commonly spread through the “faecal-oral” route (when you put something in your mouth which is contaminated by stools infected with hepatitis A).
• Infection can occur by eating foods such as shellfish contaminated with raw sewage or drinking contaminated water. It can also be spread during sex or sharing an infected drugs needle.
• If the monovalent hepatitis A vaccine is recommended, you should have a single dose two weeks before departure. This will protect you for a year. A booster dose given at 6 to 12 months will then protect you for 25 years.
• You may suffer temporary pain and redness from the vaccination. Less frequent side effects include tiredness, headache, nausea, loss of appetite and a slightly raised temperature.
Our full range of travel vaccinations:
- Hepatitis A – £49 (a booster advised in 6-12 months)
- Hepatitis A and Typhoid £75
- Yellow Fever £58
- Tetanus/Diphtheria/Polio (Tdp) £30
- Diphtheria/Polio/Tetanus/Whooping Cough £85
- Malaria tablets – POA
- Hepatitis B £40 per vaccination (a course of 3 advised)
- Japanese Encephalitis £89 per vaccination(a course of 2 advised)
- Meningitis ACWY £70
- Rabies £55 per vaccination (a course of 3 advised)
- Tick-borne Encephalitis £65 per vaccination (a course of 3 advised but the 3rd is given between 5-12 months after the 1st and often given on return if likely to be at continued risk in the future )
- Typhoid £28
- Cholera £60 for two doses