At Hollybank Private GP Surgery, one of our most popular services is our Travel and Vaccination clinic. Run by our practice nurse, with GP backup, our clinics are a fast, effective and convenient way to prepare for the health challenges you might face on a trip abroad.
Why You Need To Get Advice
We offer a big range of vaccinations and, for the average traveller, it’s really hard to know what vaccines you will need, especially if your destination is outside Europe.
Public health England’s advice before you travel, which we support, is that if you are in any doubt, you should always book an appointment with a travel clinic to find out what cover you need.
With modern travel, an individual can reach almost anywhere on the planet in less than 24 hours, so it’s very easy to get yourself somewhere where you are vulnerable to serious but preventable diseases.
That’s why we offer a specialist service that tailors the vaccines you take to the specific area you are travelling to and also to the kind of activities you are likely to be involved in at your travel destination. We also take into account the level of healthcare that’s likely to be available, when you get there and, again, tailor your vaccines to take this into account.
Don’t Ignore Your Health When You Travel
Failure to get the correct vaccines is a serious issue and people from the UK have died due to their failure to take precautions and get the correct advice. This story appeared recently on the BBC News website and concerns a rabies victim – Rabies death. Rabies and malaria two of the most common, widespread and most dangerous diseases encountered by travellers.
Did you know, some countries also specify vaccinations you need before you will be granted entry and we cover these circumstances as well?
Working Abroad & Corporate Packages
We offer services for individuals and families, but also to groups, for example when companies send people abroad to work on projects. We can offer packages aimed at bigger parties of people who might be travelling abroad frequently or for longer periods.
Many people obtain travel vaccinations through their local GPs and, while this is a legitimate route, the advice is to book a long way ahead, because most GP surgeries are extremely busy. At Hollybank Private GP Clinics, we can provide vaccinations at much shorter notice, though it’s worth noting that you still need to plan to visit us at least four weeks in advance. This is based on the time it takes for many of the vaccines to become effective.
Do Know Where You Are Going?
Travel vaccinations are always adapted to your destination, so it’s vital for you to know exactly where you are going, what time of year you are travelling and what parts of the country/countries you will be visiting. It’s always important to do your homework and be familiar with your itinerary before booking an appointment with us.
Book your travel clinic appointment with us by calling us on 01484 637 981.