Travel Vaccinations

Travel Vaccinations

Below are details of the main vaccinations you may need if travelling abroad.

If you’re not sure whether you need vaccinating, or which vaccinations you need, see Vaccinations by Destination or make an appointment for a consultation with one of our travel nurses, who will be able to advise you on necessary vaccinations, vaccinate you (or start a course of vaccinations if required) and provide advice about protecting your health while abroad.

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For details of all vaccines, travel and non-travel, see Vaccinations A to Z .

Cholera

Number of doses needed : 2

Protection period : 2 years

Time need for vaccination
1st vaccine 4 weeks before you travel
2nd vaccine 2 weeks before you travel

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 Diphtheria

Number of doses needed: 1

Protection period: 10 years

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Hepatitis A

Number of doses needed: 2

Protection period: 20 years

Time need for vaccination
1st vaccine 2 weeks before you travel (protection: 1 year)

2nd vaccine 6 -12 months after 1st vaccine (protection: 20 years)

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Hepatitis B

Number of doses needed: 3-4

Protection period: 5 years

Time needed for vaccination

accelerated schedules

Days 0, 7, 21 booster 12 months (18 years +)

Month 0,1,2 booster 12 months

Month 0,2,6 booster 5 years

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Japanese encephalitis 

Number of doses needed: 2

Protection period: 1 year

Time need for vaccination
2nd vaccine 28 days after 1st vaccine
4 weeks before you travel

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Meningococcal meningitis 

Number of doses needed: 1

Protection period: 5 years

Time need for vaccination
1st vaccine 2-3 weeks before you travel

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Poliomyelitis (polio) 

Number of doses needed: 1

Protection period: 10 years

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Rabies 

Number of doses needed: 3

Protection period: 10 years

Time need for vaccination
2nd vaccine 7 days after 1st vaccine
3rd vaccine 21 or 28 days after 1st vaccine
Vaccinations should be completed before your departure

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Tetanus

Number of doses needed: 1

Protection period: 10 years

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Tick-borne encephalitis

Number of doses needed: 3

Protection period: 3 years

Time need for vaccination
2nd vaccine 1-3 months after 1st vaccine (protection: 1 year)
3rd vaccine 5-12 months after 2nd vaccine (protection: 3 years)

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Tuberculosis

Number of doses needed: 1

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Typhoid fever

Typhoid vaccine is available as either a single injection or three doses of an oral capsule

Single injection

Number of doses needed: 1

Protection period: 3 years

Time need for vaccination
1st vaccine 4 weeks before you travel

Oral capsule

Number of doses needed: 3

Protection period: 3 years

Time need for vaccination
1st vaccine 4 weeks before you travel
Three doses of an oral capsule taken on alternate days

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Yellow fever

Number of doses needed: 1

Protection period: 10 years

Time need for vaccination
1st vaccine 10 days before you travel

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