Unless you’re going on a package holiday, when you’re planning a sojourn there will be lots of things to remember: booking the hotel, the flights, changing your money, buying a swimsuit etc. But what about travel vaccinations? It would be very easy to argue that these are the most important thing of all, and will protect you from various nasty diseases, such as cholera and tick borne encephalitis.
Here are Three Things To Remember About Travel Vaccinations:
The vaccinations you get will depend on where you’re going and what diseases are present there. You might need more than one vaccination, and there is no one size fits all option.
You have a couple of options in terms of where you can get your vaccinations. You could go private, and avoid the waiting times, often getting a same day appointments. Alternatively you might be able to get them done on the NHS.
Many countries will require that you show proof that you’ve been vaccinated against certain conditions. Those going on the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, for example, will need to prove they have been vaccinated against meningitis.
Lots of people are scared of needles. Many more people are scared of nasty diseases. Vaccination is a proven method for protecting against a raft of diseases, and an important safeguard for all sorts of holidaymakers travelling to far flung destinations.