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We offer the following travel vaccinations

If you're planning a trip abroad for yourself or your family, then it is imperative that you have adequate protection depending on where you are travelling. Many of the diseases which are no longer a risk in the UK remain a threat whilst travelling abroad; we're here to make sure you can travel in safety.

 

At JA Medical you will receive expert and up-to-date travel advice. We offer free travel assessments for all. We are proud to have assisted travel advice/vaccinations to individuals, scouting groups, school pupils and staff attending World Challenge trips and backpackers.

 

We also can provide travel vaccinations and protection for companies on an occupational basis. We have many clients that travel the world last minute on business and we will always do our best to accommodate the needs of your staff and company.

 

Always seek expert advice for the correct vaccination recommendations

 

https://nathnac.net/

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

Expert travel advice

Chislehurst and Maidstone based travel clinics

Diphtheria

 

Cause: Droplet infection passed on by close personal contact or contact of soiled item

 

Incubation Period: 2-5 days

 

Symptoms/outcomes: Nasal, larynx and pharynx infection

 

Where in the world?: Known to most countries

Polio

 

Cause: Person to person contact through food and water

 

Incubation Period: 7-14 days

 

Symptoms/outcomes: Headache, sore throat, mild and severe illness

 

Where in the world?: Known to most countries

Seasonal Influenza

 

Cause: Airborne particles

 

Incubation Period: 2-7 days

 

Symptoms/outcomes: Fever, headache, chills, myalgia and extreme fatigue

 

Where in the world?: Known to most countries

Typhoid

 

Cause: Contaminated water & food, poor hygiene

 

Incubation Period: Nil

 

Symptoms/outcomes: Mild fever, diarrhoea, myalgia and headache

 

Where in the world?: Known to most countries

Short stay (1-2 weeks)

•    Hepatitis A

•    Typhoid

•    Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio

 

Long stay/backpackers/voluntary workers:

•    Rabies

•    Hepatitis B

•    Cholera

 

Meningitis risk between December and June. Those visiting family and friends, or working closely with the local population are at highest risk.

 

**Medical history and medications should be checked with GP/travel clinic before booking a holiday to a Yellow Fever risk area** Yellow Fever vaccination is required 10 days before travelling to the risk area.

Recommended Vaccinations

JA Medical is a registered Yellow Fever Centre

Short stay (1-2 weeks)

•    Hepatitis A

•    Typhoid

•    Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio

 

Long stay/backpackers/voluntary workers:

•    Rabies

•    Hepatitis B

•    Cholera

 

**Medical history and medications should be checked with GP/travel clinic before booking a holiday to a Yellow Fever risk area** Yellow Fever vaccination is required 10 days before travelling to the risk area.

Short stay (1-2 weeks)

•    Hepatitis A

•    Typhoid

•    Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio

 

Long stay/backpackers/voluntary workers:

•    Rabies

•    Hepatitis B

•    Cholera

•    Japanese B Encephalitis for Asia & South East Asia & Parts of Australia

 

**Long Stay (3 weeks plus)

•    Rabies vaccine and Hepatitis B are a course of 3 vaccines, Japanese Encephalitis is a course of 2 vaccines, these all need to be started at least 28 days prior to travel.

 

Pilgrimage:

•    Meningitis ACWY is an entry requirement in Saudi Arabia for those going to Hajj or Umrah. This needs be done 10 days before travel.

Hepatitis B

 

Cause: Person to person transference of bodily fluids including sexual intercourse, sharing of needles, infected medical kit

 

Incubation Period: 40-160 days

 

Symptoms/outcomes: Similar to Hep A, but more severe infection and occasional liver failure

 

Where in the world?: Known to most countries

Malaria

 

Cause: Infected mosquito bites

 

Incubation Period: 10 days - 3 weeks

 

Symptoms/outcomes: Flu-like symptoms, muscle pains, headaches, vomiting, jaundice, dark urine, renal failure, respiratory distress

 

Where in the world?: Africa, Middle East, South & Central America

Hepatitis A

 

Cause: Contaminated food, water and person to person contact where there is poor hygiene

 

Incubation Period: 2-6 weeks

 

Symptoms/outcomes: None initially, then mild fever, nausea, vomiting then jaundice

 

Where in the world?: Known to most countries

Japanese Encephalitis

 

Cause: Infected mosquito’s pass on through bites. It’s a viral disease called a flavivirus

 

Incubation Period: 5-15 days

 

Symptoms/outcomes: Fever, headaches convulsions and encephalitis

 

Where in the world?: Asia and parts of Australia

Measles

 

Cause: Viral illness, airborne or droplet transmission

 

Incubation Period: 7-18 days

 

Symptoms/outcomes: Fever, malaise, rash starting from the head and spreading to trunk and limbs, over 3-4 days. Small red spots with blueish-white centres may appear in the mouth 1-2 days before rash

 

Where in the world?: Africa has had recent outbreaks

Rabies

 

Cause: Transmitted through licks or bites from infected animals to broken skin

 

Incubation Period: 20-60 days

 

Symptoms/outcomes: Anxiety, jumpiness, neck stiffness, fits or convulsions. Fear of swallowing in spite of overwhelming thirst leading to hydrophobia. Almost 100% death rate

 

Where in the world?: Known to most countries

Tetanus

 

Cause: Contracted through dirty cuts and scratches, spores infecting the wound at the time of injury

 

Incubation Period: 4-21 days

 

Symptoms/outcomes: Serious infection of the nervous system, rigidity and spasms which can be fatal

 

Where in the world?: Known to most countries

Yellow Fever

 

Cause: Infected mosquito bites

 

Incubation Period: 3-5 days

 

Symptoms/outcomes: Fever, nausea & vomiting, muscle pain

 

Where in the world?: Africa & South America

Africa - Eastern, Central and Western countries have risk of yellow fever

South America - Most countries have a risk of Yellow Fever

For all other countries:

For advice on which vaccinations you'll need for travelling, call JA Medical on:

0208 468 1086