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Booked it, packed it, got immunised…

Booked it, packed it, got immunised…

Whilst we all look forward to out summer holiday and spend lots of time planning exactly what clothes, shoes and accessories we want to take, we often forget to put the same amount of thought into our holiday health.

If you are travelling out of Europe, North America, Australia or New Zealand, then the likelihood is that you will need some vaccinations to keep yourself protected. Nobody wants to return home to the UK with an unwanted holiday souvenir…

Don’t think that you can put off your injections and leave them to the last minute. It takes time for the body to build up your immunity after an immunisation, and often more than one injection will be needed to give you an adequate level of protection. It is best to contact the clinic at least three months before you go away so we can help you to plan exactly what you need and how long before you travel you need to start your immunisation programme. Don’t be scared, it’s just a sharp scratch remember!

Travel advice is not just about immunisations. We also can advise you on medication to help prevent malaria when indicated and issue prescriptions to you.  We are happy to give general hints and tips on how to keep yourself safe and well.

Contact the clinic and make an appointment to see myself and or Laila. We will look forward to advising you and hearing all about your summer plans!

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