Vaccinations

Certificate Requirements

No yellow fever vaccination certificate required for this country.

Yellow Fever £60 per dose

How much will it cost?

Per Dose £60
Doses per course 1
Price per course £60

Recommended for all travellers

The vaccines in this section are recommended for all travellers visiting the country.

Hepatitis A £55 per dose

Hepatitis A is a viral infection which causes an inflammation of the liver. In countries where hep A is prominent, many people catch it as a child. The infection tends to be mild in children but can occasionally cause complications. In adults, however, it can lead to liver damage or even liver failure. Although infection rates appear to be on the decrease, hepatitis A is endemic to Sri Lanka and the vaccination is recommended for all travellers.

Per Dose £55
Doses per course 1
Price per course £55
Tetanus £32 per dose

The tetanus vaccine - or a booster - is recommended for all travellers who are planning to visit a country where access to medical assistance may be limited. You can get tetanus when tetanus bacteria get into your bloodstream, usually due to injury or a wound. You need a booster if your last tetanus jab was over ten years ago.

Per Dose £32
Doses per course 1
Price per course £32
Typhoid £32 per dose

Like hepatitis A, typhoid fever is a food- and waterborne disease. It causes digestive problems such as diarrhoea or constipation, stomach pain and a high fever. The typhoid vaccination is recommended for all travellers visiting Sri Lanka, where outbreaks continue to occur. In addition to getting vaccinated you should take care in choosing where you eat and practise good food hygiene while abroad.

Per Dose £32
Doses per course 1
Price per course £32

Recommended for some travellers

Whether you will need any of the vaccines in this section depends on the region you're travelling to, the activities you have planned and your medical history.

Rabies £58 per dose

Rabies is a disease transmitted when you’re scratched or bitten by an animal that carries the disease. This could be any wild animal such as a bat or a fox but also a domestic animal such as a dog or cat. Although animals who have rabies will develop symptoms as the disease progresses, you can’t know for sure whether an animal carries it. Rabies is almost always fatal so it’s very important that you seek medical attention immediately if you’re bitten or scratched by an animal while in a country where rabies is endemic. The nurse or pharmacist may recommend the vaccine if you will be visiting rural areas with limited access to medical care or if you are planning to work with or handle animals. They may also recommend it if you’re staying for longer than one month.

Per Dose £58
Doses per course 3
Price per course £174
Yellow Fever £60 per dose

Vaccination schedule

1 dose given at least 10 days before travel

Boosters

Not required.

Who needs it?

Advised if going to countries at risk or when requiring a yellow fever certificate.

Age restrictions

From 9 months, can be used from 6 months if there is a high risk of exposure.

Per Dose £60
Doses per course 1
Price per course £60




Why do I need a consultation?

It is difficult to say which vaccines you need without asking a medical professional. Your itinerary, your medical history and the activities you have planned all affect which vaccinations you need. It is important that a trained travel nurse or pharmacist checks what you need.

Exactly the travel vaccinations you need - no more, no less.

During your consultation, our nurse or pharmacist will talk you through the health risks at your travel destinations to check which vaccines you need. If a vaccine is not essential, we will explain your options so you can decide whether you would like to have it.

Malaria

Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease transmitted by mosquitoes. You cannot be vaccinated against malaria.

Malaria Precautions

There is a low risk of malaria in the Amazon basin of Brazil, so insect bite avoidance is recommended. In exceptional circumstances anti-malarials may be recommended for travellers to low risk areas – talk to our nurse or pharmacist about whether this applies to you.There is a very low risk of malaria in the rest of Brazil, so anti-malaria tablets are not recommended for travel there. However, you should still practice insect bite avoidance such as using insect repellent with 20% DEET or higher and sleeping under mosquito nets to reduce the chance of being bitten.

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How it works

1 Book an appointment

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2 Free Consultation

During your appointment, the nurse or pharmacist will assess which vaccines or medications you need.

3 Get your treatment

Once our health advisor has assessed your needs, you'll receive your vaccinations & treatments straight away.

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