Are you planning a trip abroad? For business or pleasure? Then travel health is an important aspect to take into account. For certain countries you will need the proper vaccinations, which our GPs can administer.
Prepare your trip well
When it comes to travel health, you will need to prepare your trip well. It is recommended that you see a doctor at least four weeks prior to your trip. A vaccination protects you from certain illnesses, but a vaccine needs some time to do its work. Vaccines are made from the germs that actualy cause the disease. The germs in a vaccine are either killed or weakened, so you won’t get sick. Your body has to build up resistance against the germs. Your immune system reacts to the germs and starts making antibodies, which kill the germs. The antibodies stay present in your body to protect you from the disease. This proces of giving you immunity takes some time, so that is why it is important to visit the GP in time.
Common travel health vaccinations
At IHCR we keep most common travel vaccines for adults as well as children, so we don’t have to order them. In general, when you schedule an appointment you will be able to get your vaccination within a few days. More uncommon vaccines may take up more time to obtain. Most common vaccine-preventable travel diseases are:
- yellow fever
- hepatitis A
- hepatitis B
Last minute travel health advice
Do you have to travel last minute? Consult a GP anyway. Of course, you are not in time then to get the proper vaccination, but getting vaccinated is not the only things that is important. Good travel hygeine and medication are also important and can protest you from infectious diseases and illnesses. Our GPs can advise you on the best medication to bring with you on your trip, in case you get sick.
Make an appointment
At IHCR our experienced GPs will address your health concerns with delicacy and care. Are you planning a trip and do you need vaccination or advice? For a consultation, please contact us on 010 – 200 49 00 on weekdays between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.