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Have you caught the wanderlust bug?

By FreshSocial 24 Apr 2017

Wanderlust, a strong impulse to travel and explore the world...

Some people believe it's the most contagious of infections and we'd agree if you don't properly prepare for where you're going!

If you're planning on jet-setting away from the UK for an extended period of time, it's important to check whether you need to get vaccinated before you go.

Heading to Africa?

Courses/ boosters advised for the above: Hepatitis A; Tetanus; Typhoid
Consider also: Cholera; Hepatitis B; Rabies; Yellow Fever

Click here to find out exactly which vaccinations are needed for the country you're travelling to.

In some areas of Africa, both Yellow Fever and Malaria are high risk. Check the links below for more info:

South East Asia? 

Courses/ boosters advised for the above (excl. Japan): Hepatitis A; Tetanus; Typhoid
Consider also: Cholera; Hepatitis B; Japanese Encephalitis; Rabies, Diphtheria

You may need additional vaccinations depending on where you're going. Find out exactly what you'll need here.

For Laos & Myanmar, Poliomyelitis is advised. For Japan, consider also the vaccine Tick-borne Encephalitis.

If you're travelling to India, check with your doctor to see if you need to take Malaria tablets beforehand.

South America?

Courses/ boosters advised for the above: Hepatitis A; Tetanus; Typhoid
Consider also: Rabies, Yellow fever, Hepatitis B

Required vaccines vary across America.Click here to find out exactly which you'll need in South and Central America.

In some areas, Yellow Fever and Malaria are high risk. Check below for more info:

Zika Virus is currently active across South America and as there are no vaccines to prevent it, you'll need to apply DEET concentrated repellent regularly and wear loose, cover-up clothing where possible. Find out more here.

Be prepared

Get advice from your nurse or doctor at least eight weeks before the start of your trip. If you do need new vaccinations, they'll need to be given 4-6 weeks in advance for them to work effectively.

And don't forget to make sure your travel insurance is up to date too! 

Now go and explore! 

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