Before travelling overseas, it is important to be aware of the possible health risks and how to prevent problems, or minimise the chances of them occurring. Most importantly, you should know:
- whether there are any specific health risks in the country you are travelling to for which you need to take precautions – for example, malaria
- how to avoid becoming ill when you are abroad
- what to do if you do become ill when you are abroad
- how to get emergency medical treatment when you are abroad
Our travel services offer advice on travel illnesses and a full range of vaccinations. In order for you need to fill in our Online Travel Health Questionnaire and book an appointment with one of our practice nurses.
If you are travelling abroad you will need to start thinking about your travel vaccinations 6-8 weeks before you’re due to leave as some vaccinations can take time to become effective. Although we provide a comprehensive travel immunisations at the surgery, if there is an immunisation we can’t administer please contact The Royal Free Travel Health Centre.
If you are travelling and need immunisations or are unsure please book an appointment with our Practice Nurse. Usually an initial 20 minute appointment is needed to consult with the Nurse what you may need followed by a 10 minute appointment on another day.
For more information please visit the websites below:
Travel Illnesses and Vaccinations – NHS Choices