If you are thinking of travelling outside the UK, start preparing for your trip, especially long trips, at least 8 weeks before you go. You don't always need vaccinations to travel abroad. If you do, the type of travel jabs you need depends on which country you're visiting and what you're doing. Please be aware that some of the vaccinations require more than one dose and some do not become effective until a number of weeks after the injection.
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If your trip requires you to have these vaccines they are available from local private travel clinics.
Malaria is a serious illness that is common in many parts of Africa, Asia, South America and some areas in the Far and Middle East. The risk is particularly high in sub-Saharan Africa. If you are thinking of travelling outside the UK, start preparing for your trip, especially long trips, at least eight weeks before you go. But even if time is short it is never too late to get travel health advice. You can get advice on malaria prevention and general travel health advice from community pharmacies, our practice nurse and private travel clinics. Our practice may provide you with a private prescription for malaria prevention medicines. Alternatively, you can visit a private travel health clinic to obtain these malaria prevention medicines. Some community pharmacies also provide private travel health services. There will be a charge and so it is important to consider the cost of malaria prevention medicines when budgeting for your trip abroad.
You can buy the following malaria prevention medicines over the counter from a community pharmacy. You don’t need a prescription:
We can give a private prescription for the following malaria prevention medicines and you will need to pay at the pharmacy:
NHS Lambeth CCG no longer supports the routine prescribing of malaria prevention medicines on the NHS locally, for travel abroad. This will bring prescribing in the borough in line with national guidance.
You can get advice on travel vaccinations and general travel advice from community pharmacists, our practice nurse or private travel clinics. There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
|Europe & Russia||North America|
|Central America||South America|
|Middle East||Central Asia|
|East Asia||Australasia and Pacific|