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Voyage to Wellness: Your Passport to Healthy Travel

Embarking on a life-changing gap year adventure? Preparing for a soulful pilgrimage to Mecca for Hajj or Umrah? Or jetting off for a brief business rendezvous in a captivating foreign land?

No matter your destination, Islington’s Carters Chemist Travel Clinic is your trusty companion, dedicated to safeguarding your health and well-being throughout your journey.

In this blog, we’ll talk about the different vaccines you’re able to get for travelling abroad and what you can do to book in to get one from us.

Travel Vaccines Near Me Islington London

A London Travel Clinic with all the vaccines you need

These are the Travel Vaccines you can currently get for travelling abroad:

  • Cholera Vaccination
  • Diphtheria Vaccination
  • Hepatitis A Vaccination
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination
  • Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccination
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccination
  • Polio Vaccination
  • Rabies Vaccination
  • Tetanus Vaccination
  • Tick-borne Encephalitis Vaccination
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Vaccination
  • Typhoid Vaccination
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination

Let’s look at these in a bit more detail, individually. To understand in which countries you’ll need whichever vaccine below, you can chat to us on Live Chat, or visit Fit for Travel.

Cholera Vaccination

Cholera vaccination is recommended for aid workers or people with limited access to medical services. The vaccine is given as a drink in 2 doses for adults, with a third dose for children aged 2-6. The final dose should be taken a week before travel.

Diphtheria Vaccination

Ensure routine diphtheria, polio, and tetanus vaccinations are up-to-date before traveling. Boosters may be needed if traveling to areas where diphtheria is widespread and the last dose was over 10 years ago.

Hepatitis A Vaccination

Recommended for travel to areas with poor sanitation and hygiene. Two doses provide protection for at least 20 years. The initial dose should be taken at least 2 weeks before departure.

Hepatitis B Vaccination

Recommended for travel to areas where hepatitis B is common and when engaging in high-risk activities. The vaccination involves a course of 3 injections.

Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination

Recommended for long stays in countries with a risk of the condition. Vaccination consists of 2 injections, with the second dose given 28 days after the first.

Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccination

Recommended for travel to high-risk areas and when engaging in activities with a higher risk of infection. A single injection should be given 2-3 weeks before travel.

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccination

Ensure routine MMR vaccinations are up-to-date before traveling. Adults who missed previous vaccinations can have the doses 1 month apart.

Polio Vaccination

Ensure routine polio vaccinations are up-to-date before traveling. Booster doses may be needed if traveling to areas where polio is present and the last dose was over 10 years ago.

Rabies Vaccination

Advised for travel to areas with a risk of rabies. Vaccination involves a course of 3 injections before traveling.

Tetanus Vaccination

Ensure routine tetanus vaccinations are up-to-date before traveling. Booster doses may be needed if traveling to areas with limited medical services or if the last dose was over 10 years ago.

Tick-borne Encephalitis Vaccination

Recommended for those planning to live, work, or hike in high-risk areas. Vaccination requires a course of 3 injections for full protection.

Tuberculosis (TB) Vaccination

The BCG vaccine is recommended for unvaccinated people under 16 traveling to countries with high TB risk. It is given as a single injection.

Typhoid Vaccination

Recommended for travel to areas where typhoid fever is common. Two main vaccines are available in the UK. Booster vaccinations are recommended every 3 years.

Yellow Fever Vaccination

Advised for travel to areas with a risk of yellow fever. A single dose provides lifelong protection, and the vaccination must be taken at least 10 days before travel. An International Certificate of Vaccination is issued upon vaccination.

How do I book in for a vaccine?

It’s super easy. Simply go through the process below, and you’ll receive a confirmation email once booked in. In the Notes section, be sure to add the vaccines you think you need and the travel destination so we can check to see if they are right. You can always chat to us on Live Chat too 🙂

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This blog post was written on behalf of Carters Chemist by Pharmacy Mentor.

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