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IMMUNISATIONS & VACCINATIONS

We are not currently giving country specific immunisation advice on this website - we suggest that you visit a travel clinic and seek further advice.

You can find detailed information through the following links...

US Centre for Disease Control for country specific vaccination requirements
World Health Organisation (WHO) for general info. on vaccinations & health abroad Fit For Travel for country by country info. on vaccinations & health abroad

Yellow Fever
A certificate of vaccination against yellow fever is the only certificate that should be required for international travel. The requirements of some countries are in excess of the International Health Regulations. However, vaccination against yellow fever is strongly recommended for all travellers who intend to go to places other than the major cities in the countries where the disease occurs in man or is assumed to be present in promates.

See Fit For Travel's country guides for more details.

Note that the certificate becomes valid 10 days after vaccination to meet entry and exit requirements for all countries. You cannot get this at the last minute!

United Kingdom Information

Rabies
It is a good idea to hunt around for the best price for rabies immunisations.

The cost can be between £zero and £130.

Technically rabies for travel is not reimbursable under the NHS - but some GPs may decide not to charge their own registered patients. If you are a non-patient you will always be charged.

Some GPs use single dose vials (course of 3).

Typhoid, Meningococcal A & C, Hep A
Typhoid & first dose of Hep A are reimbursable from the NHS. Meningococcal A & C are chargeable and not reimbursed.

If your GP is unable to give these to you for free (they will be paid back from the NHS) then you can ask for a prescription. Buy the vaccine (for the standard prescription charge) from your local pharmacy - and ask the Doctor to administer the vaccine for you. You may be charged for their administration.

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