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Holiday Vaccinations

Immunisation is one of the most important weapons for protecting individuals and the community from serious diseases. The Department's of Healths immunisation team supports the public and health professionals by offering clear, evidence-based information about different diseases, the possible side effects of immunisation and available vaccines. This information can be accessed from the following three websites , www.nathnac.orgimmunisation.nhs.uk & mmrthefacts.nhs.uk.

We recommend the combined MMR vaccine for children at age 13 months and we can also offer other children's vaccinations. Single mumps vaccine is no longer being manufactured.

Travellers to tropical countries and many other regions will need to be vaccinated against various diseases including: yellow fever, hepatitis, typhoid fever, polio, diphtheria and many others.

When deciding which travel vaccines are required, each individual traveller should obtain information relating to the country or countries they intend to visit. (e.g. the tables of vaccine requirements linked to this site). It should be noted however, that even experts disagree on the detail and travellers may receive conflicting information.

Travellers should therefore assess their own risk by considering the nature of their trip;
For example, a business traveller visiting only hygienic, air conditioned premises for a few days cannot be compared to someone travelling extensively to rural areas of the same country where health risks are considerably higher and access to medical facilities is limited or poorly developed.

Our Practice Nurse's are fully trained to give travel advice and vaccanations please make an appointment to discuss yours and your familys requirmenst.

(please note the practice does not give yellow fever vacinations you will need to find a specialist yellow fever centre)



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