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Vaccinations & Prophylactic Drugs

Travelling exposes us to disease, viruses and bacteria which our bodies have no natural defence against. Ignore the ‘old wives tales’ which suggest that a previous exposure somehow gives you immunity or that some people don’t get bitten; 1 million annual deaths from Malaria should convince most people.

So which one concerns you most?

Malaria, Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A. Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Yellow Fever, Tuberculosis, Dengue Fever, Meningitis, Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis, Cholera, Bilharzias, Filarzias, Typhoid Fever, Plague, Lyme Disease, Avian Flu, Tick Bourse Encephalitis, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Leishmaniasis, Trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness), Lassa Fever, Leptospirosis (Weil’s disease), Ebola Fever, Marburg Fever, Onchocerciasis, to name just a few…

For some there is a pharmaceutical defence; for all there are practical preventative measures you can take; it is taking a combination of the two which provides the best protection.

Getting the appropriate vaccinations and prophylactic drugs is an essential part of the travel planning process.

One of the first things you should do when you plan a trip is to visit your GP or Travel Clinic and discuss the areas you will be visiting and the activities you will be undertaking.

This process can add time and expense to your plans; some vaccinations require an 8 week course to be effective and if a number of vaccinations are required they can put a serious dent in your travel budget.

Don’t become a statistic; nearly 2000 travellers a year return to the UK with Malaria contracted while they were abroad; the mosquito carrying malaria doesn’t discriminate between locals and travellers.

Visit your doctor or travel clinic for you vaccinations and prophylactic drugs and let us teach you how to protect yourself on our Independent Travel Safety & Cultural Awareness Workshop.

Anyone attending our workshop will receive a 10% discount from Nomad Travel Clinics

 

Always consult your doctor or travel clinic before travelling!