If you are adventuring abroad for your Summer holiday this year, depending on where you are going you may need to be vaccinated against some serious diseases found in other parts of the world.
In the UK, childhood vaccinations protect you against a number of diseases, but don’t cover most of the infectious diseases found overseas. If you are unsure what vaccinations, if any, you need for your holiday, you can check the Fit to Travel website and the Travel Health Pro website to find out more.
You can also speak to your GP Practice receptionist who will advise you who you need to book an appointment with to discuss your travel vaccination requirements.
Please be aware that it is best to look into this approximately 8 weeks before you are due to travel as some vaccines are required to be given well in advance to allow your body to develop immunity.
Please note that not all vaccinations are available free on the NHS, even if they’re recommended for travel to a certain area. For more information you can visit the NHS Choices Website.