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Travel Safely with Hampstead Travel Clinic

travelling abroad for a holiday, studying, work or adventure? when you plan your holiday, don’t forget to check that you have all the required and recommended vaccinations. we offer a private travel vaccination clinic, you can book an appointment online for a Free Consultation on travel health advice and vaccinations.

What are travel vaccinations?

Travel vaccinations are vaccines that are advised or required for people travelling to specific countries or regions. These vaccines provide protection against illnesses that are common in the areas being visited but may not be present in the traveller’s home country.

Yellow fever, hepatitis A and B, typhoid, and rabies are just a few of the serious illnesses that travel vaccines can help prevent. Some vaccines may be required by law for entry into certain countries, while others are suggested based on the traveller’s destination, length of stay, and planned activities.

During your travel vaccination clinic, one of the travel health experts will have a short consultation with you and check which vaccines are required and recommended for your travel destinations. You may also ask any questions during the appointment.

Popular Travel Vaccinations For Travellers are listed below:

1. Hepatitis A:

Hepatitis A is a viral infection transmitted through contaminated food and water. It can cause severe liver damage and lead to prolonged illness. British travellers are advised to receive the hepatitis A vaccine before visiting countries with inadequate sanitation and hygiene standards.

2. Typhoid:

Typhoid fever is a bacterial infection transmitted through contaminated food and water. Symptoms include high fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhoea. The typhoid vaccine is recommended for travellers visiting regions with limited access to clean water and proper sanitation facilities.

3. Malaria:

While not a vaccine, malaria prophylaxis is vital for travellers visiting regions with a high risk of contracting malaria. Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease that can be life-threatening if not treated promptly. Antimalarial medications prescribed by healthcare professionals can help prevent infection.

4. Tetanus and Diphtheria:

Tetanus and diphtheria are bacterial infections that can be contracted through contaminated wounds or respiratory droplets. British travellers are often advised to ensure their routine immunizations are up to date, including the tetanus and diphtheria vaccine.

5. Rabies:

Rabies is a viral disease transmitted through the bite or scratch of an infected animal. It is prevalent in many parts of the world, including Asia, Africa, and Latin America. British travellers engaging in outdoor activities or spending extended periods in rural areas should consider getting vaccinated against rabies.


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