Travel vaccinations – International travellers

Travel vaccinations depend not only on which country you are travelling to, but whether you have any pre-existing medical conditions and whether you are taking any medication.

Prevention is always better than cure so make a trip to a Willis Towers Watson Health & Benefits' travel clinic top of your pre-travel to-do list.

Our network of specialist travel health nurse clinics can provide:

  • Vaccinations and up to the minute advice on what you should be having from the Foreign Office
  • Advice on what you need to take when for complicated travel itineraries
  • The best anti-malarial drugs for wherever you’re headed and advice on how to take them
  • Mosquito nets for travel to high risk areas
  • First aid kits, including sterile packs for administration of injections and blood products, and gastric illness packs
  • Health advice on living and working abroad, such as avoiding travellers’ diarrhoea, coping with jet lag and sexual health

Depending on where you are travelling, will determine which vaccination you will have to have. In general, the following vaccinations are needed for the following reasons:

  • Yellow Fever – this is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito and is usually needed by those who are travelling to South America or Africa.
  • Typhoid – this is a result of poor sanitation and hygiene and can be spread by infected food and drink.
  • Hepatitis A – see typhoid above.
  • Diptheria/Tetanus/Polio – administered in one booster dose.

You should attend one of our clinics approximately 8 weeks before you travel.  Appointments at our travel clinics last approximately one hour and are available across the UK. Call our travel vaccination team today for free on 0800 083 0706.