We are not a specialist travel advice centre and do not run specific Travel Clinics. Travel Health Information available at Fit-For-TravelHowever our highly trained nurses will be able to provide you with guidance and direct to you to the most suitable course of action.We can issue you with a limited range of vaccines in line with our contract of standard NHS provision; although you will need to locate your own nearest regional centre should a yellow fever vaccination be required.Anti-malarial medication is available from most pharmacies.
It is usually recommended you take anti-malarial medication when travelling to areas where there is a risk of of Malaria. The tablets can reduce your risk by about 90%.The type of medication required is dependent on exactly where you are going (check Fit-For-Travel), relevant family & your medical history, allergies, medication you are currently taking, previous experiences with anti-malarials, age and whether your pregnant.You will be able to obtain with an adequate amount of required medication over-the-counter from your community Pharmacy. Unfortunately certain drugs may require a private prescription from your GP (he will advise you if this is necessary). All anti-malarial medication is chargeable (and not on NHS).For further information on types of anti-malarial medication please check this website.
Do not forget adequate Travel Insurance
It is a wise precaution to pack some essential items in case of illness on holiday. Do choose medicines according to your needs and the country you are intending to visit.Remember to also pack your regular prescription medicines ( and ensure you order adequate supply in good time).You may also wish to consider the following:•Paracetamol, Travel sickness tablets, Plasters and a small crepe bandage.•Rehydration solutions (such as Dioralyte) and anti-diarrhoeal (such as Imodium)•High-factor Sunscreen•Anti-malarial tablets (if indicated), Insect Repellent, Water purification tablets.•Sun-hats for yourself and children•Condoms / other contraceptives.