Summer is finally here at last and we’ve enjoyed some really hot weather over the last few weeks.
With school holidays on the horizon, it’s time to ensure that you’re properly protected with the right travel vaccinations.
If you’re planning to travel abroad, check whether you need any vaccination against certain diseases found in other parts of the world.
Due to constantly changing advice and individual nature of health travel, travellers should seek advice from their doctor or nurse. Ideally, this should be done 6-8 weeks in advance of travel, but if you’re leaving sooner than that, just book as soon as possible. Don’t just assume it’s too late and travel without protection.
The Smart Clinics has a travel clinic which helps travellers to ensure they are properly protected.
Travel Clinic, London
The Smart Clinics based in Knightsbridge/Brompton and Wandsworth offers an extensive range of services for travellers, including immunisations and anti-malarial tablets.
Their friendly doctors and nurses are also happy to advise on issues such as sun exposure, food and water and provide specific advice for patients who have high blood pressure, diabetes or other diagnosed conditions requiring ongoing care and/or medication.
Based on the latest guidelines, up to date advice can be given as to which immunisations and preparations are required, as well as whether the area patients are visiting is at risk of malaria.
Immunisations available include Diptheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, Malaria, Meningococcal, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Tick-Borne Encephalitis, Typhoid and Yellow Fever.
Evening and weekend appointments are available and longer appointments where required to ensure a high standard of patient care.
Travel Immunisation Information by Country
For further information, the following websites are very useful for researching the travel health advice relevant to the country you are visiting:
- Gov.uk foreign travel advice by country, including information on whether the EHIC card provides any cover
- NHS Choices, listing Non European Economic Area (EEA) countries that have reciprocal healthcare agreements with the UK
- fitfortravel.nhs.uk, listing advice for destinations
About The Smart Clinics
The Smart Clinics is a private healthcare company offering a membership-based alternative to NHS care for individuals and families which includes unlimited GP appointments. Their services are also available on a ‘pay as you go’ basis under the Registered Member option.
For more information contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7052 0070.