BOOK YOUR VACCINATIONS FOR YOUR SUMMER HOLIDAY
While sunny days and warm weather may still seem a long way off for many of us, if you have already booked your summer holiday, you will be counting down the days until you jet off to a more exotic climate. There may be a few months or weeks left until your holiday, bit it pays to get everything organised early so you don’t leave everything until the last minute – especially when it comes to travel vaccinations and jabs. WHAT TRAVEL VACCINATIONS WILL I NEED? Now is the time to find out if you need travel jabs for your destination of choice. While some countries do not require you to have vaccinations, you may need polio vaccination, tetanus vaccination, diphtheria vaccination, cholera vaccination, hepatitis A and B vaccination, typhoid vaccination, yellow fever vaccination, rabies vaccination or tuberculosis (TB) vaccination to travel to other destinations. At Broadgate General Practice, we can let you know exactly which vaccinations you need for the country you are travelling to. We can also provide you with these travel vaccinations and we have immediate appointments available for those times when you have left it to the last minute to get your jabs. However, some vaccinations must be provided a certain number of days before you travel, so it is wise to visit us as soon as possible for your jabs. Once you have had your travel vaccine, we will supply you with any certificates and paperwork that you need to show at your destination country, so you can prove that you have been vaccinated. MEDICAL TRAVEL ADVICE Broadgate General Practice can also provide all the health advice you need and we will design an individual assessment that is based on your specific itinerary. This will include up-to-date health warnings and news along with more long-standing advice. If you are planning a summer holiday and would like advice about travel vaccinations, contact Broadgate GP’s travel clinic today on 020 7638 4330 or visit http://www.broadgategp.co.uk/travelclinic.