Welcome to Hillsborough Private Travel Clinic
At Hillsborough Private Travel Clinic, we provide a full range of travel vaccinations, antimalarials and travel health advice. Our price includes a full personal risk assessment and consultation with our GP, Dr Gavin Devlin. We will give you the best possible advice and up to date information on what is required or recommended for the areas you are travelling to.
During your visit to the clinic we aim to commence your vaccination programme. Some vaccinations may be needed several weeks before departure, we therefore recommend you consult 6-8 weeks before travel, although if time is short, we can still help you with options to consider. The evening clinic has the benefit of being accessible for those who work during the day.
Why may I need vaccinated?
The UK childhood vaccination programme protects you from a number of diseases, but when travelling abroad you may need additional vaccinations or antimalarials to protect you against some of the serious diseases found in other parts of the world.
Some countries require you to have an International Certificate of Vaccination for Prophylaxis (ICVP) before you enter. For example, Saudi Arabia requires proof of vaccination against certain types of meningitis for visitors arriving for the Hajj and Umrah Pilgrimages. Many tropical countries in Africa and South America won’t accept travellers from an area where there’s yellow fever unless they can prove they’ve been vaccinated against it.
- Which region you wish to visit
- Cruise travellers should bring itinerary of countries to be visited)
- Activities you have planned
- Your general health and wellbeing
- Vaccination history
- Hep A
- Hep B
- Japanese encephalitis
- Meningitis ACWY
- Tick borne encephalitis
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
- Diphtheria, tetanus, polio
Travellers not sure of their vaccination history should check with their GP.
If you are unsure of what you need for the country you are visiting, please check the destination guide on www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk or contact the clinic on telephone number 028 9268 8899 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Corporate Travel Vaccinations
Our clinic will provide a service which suits your business whilst protecting your employees.
Duty of Care
As an employer, you have a duty of care to ensure your employees travelling overseas for business have been informed of the health risks for their trip and taken steps to help protect against them. Hillsborough Private Clinic will ensure the safety of your employee by providing this information.
- Perform a thorough risk assessment
- Demonstrate that your employee has been advised of risks
- Provide immunisations and personalised advice
You can choose the way you pay. We can either send you a monthly invoice or the employee can pay at the clinic and we will issue a receipt for your company.
If you have many employees and wish us to make a visit to your place of work, please contact us.
The cruise ship industry has expanded considerably from 17 million passengers in 2009 to 24 million in 2016. Cruise itineraries include all continents and often attract older travellers with chronic conditions. Complicated vaccination schedules are usually unnecessary though during your risk assessment it is important to bring a detailed itinerary to explore all destinations and potential activities before vaccination can be planned. Where there are multiple destinations, each port must be assessed in turn. The mosquito which spreads yellow fever bites during the day so day excursions in risk areas may require vaccination. The mosquito which carries malaria is normally low risk as the ship is normally back at sea but relevant to ports in infected countries if berthed overnight.
- Adventure Sports (diving, scuba diving, snow sports, water sports) – including details for decompression units in the world and advice on exercise induced hyponatremia
- Advice for travellers afraid of flying
- Animal Bites
- Cruise advice
- First Aid advice
- Jet lag
- Altitude sickness and Acute mountain sickness
Highly recommended vaccines
This is the most commonly recommended travel vaccination. It is caused by a virus spread easily through contaminated food and water. The virus causes nausea, abdominal pain and jaundice.
Spread by infected mosquitos when they bite. Symptoms can appear anytime from within a week to a year after initial bite and can be fatal. Symptoms may include diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, muscle aches, fatigue, fever. We can provide medication to prevent this.
Typhoid fever is an illness caused by bacteria spread through affected food and drink. Children are at particular risk. Found most commonly in areas of poor sanitisation and limited access to drinking water.
Diphtheria/ Tetanus/ polio
Tetanus is a bacterium found in soil and animal manure. It can multiply rapidly in the body and cause damage to the central nervous system. This can result in a condition called “lockjaw”