Our website provides the latest information on vaccine requirement and additional medications for the rest of the world. Check out the rest of the pages on this site to learn about the vaccines needed and additional medicines required for destinations abroad and to other areas. An excellent website we recommend is the Fitfortravel NHS website where you can get the latest and the most comprehensive information to keep you safe.
Our travel clinic in London specialises in providing vaccinations or medicines required for international travel and include the following:
Our doctors use and follow the medical guidelines for travellers. We can also advise you the time scales appropriate for vaccines that you are planning to travel to soon and also if boosters are needed. Our clinic will advise and give you further instructions of what you need to be aware of and do next. Some vaccines need to be ordered in so an appointment may be necessary but not always and also depends whether you have any pre-existing medication condition. Our doctor can advise the best course of action for you.
If you are travelling with prescription medications and/or over the counter products it is important to check with the embassy of the country you are planning to visiting for any restrictions on these prior to travel.
While you might still find some countries have no specific requirement for a visa and even pass medical examinations, the majority of Arab states have made it mandatory. Be sure to check in for your vaccination and make an appointment. Some vaccinations need additional weeks to take effect before you travel so please do not delay.
You should plan for vaccinations at least two months before you intend to travel to be fully covered. If that is not possible, having part of the vaccination treatment is still worthwhile. Some injections - up to three - are given several weeks apart.
If you are visiting remote areas it is unlikely access to the right treatment is quick enough as medical facilities are few and far between and they rarely have human rabies-specific immunoglobulin (HRIG) which gives rapid, short-term protection for anyone who has been bitten and not vaccinated.
Visit our travel clinic before your departure especially if the area that you are travelling to has raised awareness of a present infectious disease threat. To guide you more, here are additional reasons why visiting this type of medical facility should be on your check list:
Keep yourself and others within your family safe.
Infection carried back home may also endanger your family and friends. Avoid getting infected in the first place.
Avoid being a threat. Getting sick abroad might make you a threat not just to yourself but to others also.
Getting sick is expensive. Insurance policies impose an excess and only cover you up to a certain amount of expense which you will have to fund yourself. Importantly hospitals/clinics abroad often require payment before treatment is started.
The worst part here is if you are infected, to avoid infecting others, you might be forced to get airlifted or deported back to your country and will be refused entry to that country again.
Countries now have strict guidelines on visa applications. I.e. Yellow Fever Vaccine certification is required before a visa is granted to enter a specific country.
It is important to speak with the doctor at least a couple of months before your trip as updates and changes do happen periodically. Also the requirements depend on your length of stay, any pre-existing health conditions and your health generally. Discussing this with our doctor will ensure that you are adequately covered and receive the necessary up-to-date vaccines and medicines for your protection.
Our clinic can help you get the right and recommended vaccines at affordable prices. Please rest assured there is no extra charge for any additional consultation, administrative fees or prescriptions for your travel vaccinations. Our Africa vaccines are consistently updated depending on the current requirements.
You can feel confident that you are in safe hands. We work side by side with the health authorities to make sure we provide you with all the vaccines you need for safe travel.
Suite 2, 117a Harley Street, London W1G 6AT
Monday - Friday 9:00 - 21:00
Saturday - Sunday 10:00 - 14:00
At Walk in Clinic, we provide convenient and affordable private gp services to patients. If you are staying, visiting or working in London, then our gp appointments can be conducted in person by walking in at the clinic.