Health comes first
No matter where you are, health is supposed to be your first priority. Some of us, take our health for granted, especially when travelling abroad. Travelling abroad sure involves a lot of risk especially when you are travelling to an exotic destination. Some international trips especially to developing countries and rural areas can impose higher health risks. The risk factors depend on a number of things including location where you are travelling, type of activities involved while travelling, the current state of your health and the most important - your vaccination history.
A lot of diseases already eradicated in the UK and other developed countries or have become rare in the United Kingdom, such as measles and polio, but are still present in other parts of the world. Some activities, such as attending crowded events, can increase the spread of infectious disease. No matter what your dream destination/ choice of destination is, You should plan getting vaccines done before you fly.
Take your first step
Check your records and get the right vaccines done. Since the process requires time, you should approach a Travel vaccine Clinic in your vicinity. If you stay around South London areas, then Touchwood Travel Clinic is the right choice for you.
Discuss your health with our professionals when you begin to plan international travel.
- See your healthcare professional at least 4-6 weeks before any international travel. You may need this much time to complete a series of vaccines, and your body needs time to build up immunity. Find out vaccine recommendations and requirements for your travel destination.
- Ask about routine vaccines when you talk to your health care professional about travel. Make sure you are up to date on your all recommended vaccines, such as MMR vaccine, before you travel.
- Check if the country you are travelling to requires proof of yellow fever vaccine or any other vaccine .
Our Travel Clinic services extend to various areas in South London, SE26, SE23 and SW16.