Many of our patients travel extensively for work or leisure. When planning international trips, we recommend a consultation which should ideally be scheduled at least 6 weeks prior to departure, to allow for sufficient time for administration of necessary immunizations.
In addition to updating vaccines and where appropriate, prescribing antimalarials, we can advise on medicines for inclusion in your travel bag, for example, treatments for traveler’s diarrhea and similar acute problems. You should also obtain a sufficient supply of any regular medications taken for chronic problems and a doctor’s letter detailing your diagnosis if you need to travel with medication which is restricted or controlled at your destination.
Please bring your vaccination records with you when you attend for a travel medicine appointment. We stock a wide range of vaccines for almost all travel requirements but please note that yellow fever vaccines can only be administered at a government immunization center.
If you would like to check on the medical advice for your destination, we recommend the CDC’s site: www.cdc.gov/travel.