Travel Vaccination Services

If you are travelling abroad then you may need to be vaccinated against infectious diseases. Our Travel Vaccination Service can help you

Yellow Fever

In most cases, a single dose of the Yellow Fever (YF) vaccine provides lifelong immunity and protection against the disease, with some exceptions.

Diphtheria, Tetanus & Polio

DTP vaccine is a combination vaccine that protects against three diseases: Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Polio.

Cholera

The vaccine is typically administered in a series of two doses, and provides short-term protection against the disease, typically lasting for about two years.

Hepatitis A & Typhoid

It is a safe and effective vaccine that is typically administered in a series of two or three doses, depending on the brand of vaccine used.

Hepatitis A

The vaccine is administered in a series of two doses, with the second dose given six to twelve months after the first.

Rabies

The vaccine is administered in a series of three to four doses over a period of one month, depending on the type of vaccine used.

Japanese Encephalitis

The vaccine is typically administered in a series of two doses, and provides long-term protection against the disease.

Hepatitis A & B Combo

It is a combined vaccine that is typically administered in a series of two or three doses, depending on the brand of vaccine used.

Hepatitis B

The vaccine is administered in a series of three doses, with the second and third doses given one and six months after the first, respectively.

Meningitis B

The vaccine is typically administered in a series of two or three doses, depending on the age of the individual at the time of vaccination.

Tick Bourne Encephalitis

The vaccine is typically administered in a series of two or three doses, depending on the brand of vaccine used, and provides long-term protection against the disease.

Typhoid (Oral Capsule)

the oral vaccine is administered in a series of four doses over a period of one week.

Typhoid

The vaccine is available in two forms: an injectable form and an oral form. The injectable vaccine requires a single dose, while the oral vaccine is administered in a series of four doses over a period of one week.

Meningitis ACWY

The vaccine is typically administered as a single dose and provides long-term protection against these strains of the bacteria.

MMR Vaccine

It is a combined vaccine that is typically administered in two doses during childhood, but it can also be given to adults who have not been vaccinated or are not immune to these diseases.

Malaria Tablets

There are several different types of antimalarial medications available, and the specific medication prescribed may depend on factors such as the destination of travel, the length of the trip, and individual health considerations.

Speak with Travel Clinician

Call: 020 8856 1104

Bhavesh Patel

Bhavesh Patel

Pharmacist

Linda Fernandis

Linda Fernandis

Pharmacist

Chinwe chikura

Chinwe chikura

Pharmacist

Adam Peel

Adam Peel

Pharmacist

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I start thinking about the vaccines I need?

If possible, see the GP or a private travel clinic at least 8 weeks before you’re due to travel.

Some vaccines need to be given well in advance to allow your body to develop immunity.

And some vaccines involve a number of doses spread over several weeks or months.

You may be more at risk of some diseases, for example, if you’re:

  • travelling in rural areas
  • backpacking
  • staying in hostels or camping
  • on a long trip rather than a package holiday

If you have a pre-existing health problem, this may make you more at risk of infection or complications from a travel-related illness.

Which travel vaccines do I need?

You can find out which vaccinations are necessary or recommended for the areas by speaking with one of our travel clinicians.

Some countries require proof of vaccination (for example, for polio or yellow fever vaccination), which must be documented on an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) before you enter or when you leave a country.

Saudi Arabia requires proof of vaccination against certain types of meningitis for visitors arriving for the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages.

Even if an ICVP is not required, it’s still a good idea to take a record of the vaccinations you have had with you.

Other things to consider

There are other things to consider when planning your travel vaccinations, including:

  • your age and health – you may be more vulnerable to infection than others; some vaccines cannot be given to people with certain medical conditions
  • working as an aid worker – you may come into contact with more diseases in a refugee camp or helping after a natural disaster
  • working in a medical setting – a doctor, nurse or another healthcare worker may require additional vaccinations
  • contact with animals – you may be more at risk of getting diseases spread by animals, such as rabies

If you’re only travelling to countries in northern and central Europe, North America or Australia, you’re unlikely to need any vaccinations.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Speak to a GP before having any vaccinations if:

  • you’re pregnant
  • you think you might be pregnant
  • you’re breastfeeding

In many cases, it’s unlikely a vaccine given while you’re pregnant or breastfeeding will cause problems for the baby.

But the GP will be able to give you further advice about this.

Non-travel vaccines

As well as getting any travel vaccinations you need, it’s also a good opportunity to make sure your other UK vaccinations are up-to-date and have booster vaccines if necessary.

If you have any records of your vaccinations, let the GP know what you have had previously.

People in certain risk groups may be offered extra vaccines.

These include vaccinations against diseases such as:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Flu
  • Chickenpox
Are there any side effects of the vaccinations?

As with any vaccination, there may be some side effects. These can include pain, redness, swelling at the injection site, and fever. Serious side effects are rare, and our clinicians will advise you on how to manage any side effects.

What to Expect From Your Visit

At London Travel Jab, we aim to make your travel vaccine day a stress-free and informative experience. Here is what you can expect from your visit:

Consultation: During your visit, you will have a consultation with one of our travel health specialists. They will review your travel itinerary and medical history to determine which vaccines and health advice are necessary.

Vaccination: Based on your consultation, our specialist will administer the appropriate vaccines, including any required for entry to your destination.

Education: Our specialist will provide you with information on how to manage potential health risks during your trip, including tips on safe food and water consumption, mosquito bite prevention, and other general travel advice.

Post-vaccination care: After your vaccinations, our specialist will provide you with instructions on any potential side effects and how to manage them.

Follow-up: We encourage our patients to contact us with any questions or concerns after their visit. Our team is always available to offer support and advice, even after your travel vaccine day.

At London Travel Jab, we strive to ensure that our patients are well-informed, prepared, and protected for their travel adventure.

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Call Us

020 8856 1104

Email Us

info@londontraveljab.co.uk

Our Location

We are in South East London &
South West London
SE3 8RP & SW2 4ES

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