Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the questions our customers ask most often. If you have a query that we don’t answer here Contact Us and we’ll do everything we can to provide answers.
What vaccinations are available?
We provide essential travel vaccinations to keep you safe, no matter where in the world you’re going, including the top ten most popular inoculations. And we take pride in staying bang up to date with the latest travel warnings, advising you about which vaccinations will best suit your specific circumstances.
- Cholera – Common in Africa, Central America and Asia, cholera is an infection spread by bacteria in contaminated food and water.
- Hepatitis A – Contaminated faecal matter spreads hepatitis A, a disease often caught via infected food and water and common across in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America
- Hepatitis B – Unprotected sex is usually responsible for hepatitis A infection, along with sharing needles, visiting dirty tattoo parlours, unhygienic barbers shops and nail salons. It’s common in both undeveloped and developed countries
- Japanese Encephalitis – Spread by mosquitoes, there’s no cure for this disease found across South East Asia, Japan, and tropical regions of Australia. There are also occasional epidemics in China and India
- Tick-borne Encephalitis – A tick-borne virus found in eastern, northern and central Europe as well as eastern Russia, east Asia, China and Japan
- Malaria – A highly dangerous disease spread by infected mosquitoes, malaria is common in the equatorial tropics and subtropics
- Meningitis – A bacterial infection, this disease tends to be commonest in sub-Saharan Africa. But it’s also sometimes found where it’s crowded and where there’s imperfect hygiene, for example universities and army camps
- Rabies – Infected animal and human bites and scratches spread this awful disease, which is particularly common in Thailand, Brazil and India
- Typhoid – Bacteria are responsible for this infection and it’s found throughout the world, a risk wherever sanitation and hygiene are poor
- Yellow Fever – Spread by mosquitoes and particularly common across Ethiopia, Nigeria, Kenya, Brazil, Peru and Columbia, Yellow Fever vaccinations are often a must have if you’ve travelled through or to a country where there’s an outbreak
We recommend you come and see us, even if you’ve left it as late as a day before you travel. We can still vaccinate you and we’ll also provide important health advice as well as Malaria Tablets if you need them.
The vaccinations and medications that you may require will depend upon your current and previous health history, you work and lifestyle risks as well as you travel plans. Have a look through our Destination Pages to look at the recommended vaccinations and other travel health issues for each country that you are intending to visit.
Yes, and it’ll act as a record of the vaccinations you’ve been given. The cards include information about how long the vaccination is effective and your booster dates. If you already have a vaccination record card, bring it to your consultation so we can check your immunisation history.
We provide certificates for ACWY Meningitis and Yellow Fever Vaccinations. ACWY Meningitis and Yellow Fever Vaccinations. An ACWY Meningitis vaccination and certificate is an essential visa requirement for travellers to the Hajj and Umrah. A Yellow Fever certificate is an essential visa requirement for entry into certain countries in South America and Africa. If in doubt, check our destination-based guides.
Yes, we are providing a full service for travellers who require a Yellow Fever Vaccination. There is currently a world wide shortage of the vaccination which is making it difficult for some smaller clinics and NHS surgeries to stock the vaccine. We however have a full supply of Yellow Fever Vaccinations at our Travel Clinics in London.
If the region you’re due to visit suffers an outbreak of a dangerous disease, we’ll know about it and we’ll be able to give you the best possible, up to date advice to keep you safe, even if it means recommending you delay your journey until its over. You don’t have to take our advice, but you’ll have the information you need to make an informed decision.
Not all vaccinations are delivered by needle. But whenever they are, we bring all our considerable expertise into play to make sure it hurts as little as possible. Modern needles are so fine they hurt a lot less than the old fashioned versions used to. You shouldn’t feel anything worse than a sharp prick.
We don’t just vaccinate you and abandon you! If you don’t feel well afterwards or experience an abnormal reaction, phone us or come straight back in and we’ll check you out.