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The fear of contracting a disease as a result of travelling to certain parts of the world should not be a problem for you if you had your preparation well planned. Getting a vaccination is an ultimate protection anybody can get as protection against infections and diseases in these areas.
Before your departure date, it is recommended you visit a travel clinic such as our travel clinic Epsom to get vaccinated.
Types of Vaccination for Travellers
Vaccinations you can get in a travel vaccine clinic are generally divided into three:
These are the typical vaccines you should have received while you were young such as tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccination. In case you may not have been vaccinated before now, visiting a travel clinic is a great time to get them.
When you visit Miles Pharmacy travel clinic Epsom, our experts will recommend the necessary vaccination for you based on your travel destination. Most of the time, you may even not be aware of the diseases in your destination area, but our experts are updated on conditions of different locations around the world. For travellers going to India for instance, they will recommend the Japanese encephalitis vaccine among other vaccinations as required.
Some countries may require you to present certificate or evidence of certain vaccinations before you are being allowed entry into their country. Certain parts of Africa and South America, for instance, requires a yellow fever vaccine certificate before they can allow a traveller passage. Also, Saudi Arabia will request for a certificate of meningococcal vaccine before allowing you passage, especially if you are on a Hajj visit.
Some of the vaccines for general international travellers include:
• Hepatitis A
• Hepatitis B
• Oral polio vaccine (OPV)
• Typhoid and paratyphoid fever
• Meningococcal disease
• Yellow Fever