Leighton Road Surgery, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.
1 Leighton Road
Linslade
Leighton Buzzard
Beds LU7 1LB
Tel: 01525 372571
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Travel

Are you prepared for your trip?

The Leighton Clinic can offer you:

  • Up to date Individually Tailored Travel Health Advice
  • All travel vaccinations available including Typhoid, Rabies, Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B
  • Leighton Buzzard’s only Yellow Fever Centre
  • Malaria Prevention
  • Free parking

Find out more...

For enquiries and appointments please contact reception on 01525 372571.

It is important to arrange to have your vaccinations 6 - 8 weeks before departure as some schedules involve more than 1 injection. If you are travelling in under 4 weeks you may not get an appointment and may have to go to another travel clinic.

Useful websites to look at for travel advice and recommended vaccinations:

www.nathnac.org/travel

www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk

www.who.int

Before travelling overseas, it is important to be aware of the possible health risks and how to prevent problems, or minimise the chances of them occurring. Most importantly, you should know:

  • whether there are any specific health risks in the country you are travelling to for which you need to take precautions - for example, malaria
  • how to avoid becoming ill when you are abroad
  • what to do if you do become ill when you are abroad
  • how to get emergency medical treatment when you are abroad

Our travel services offer advice on travel illnesses and a full range of vaccinations. In order for you to prepare for travel, call reception to make a travel appointment.

If you are travelling abroad  you will need to start thinking about your travel vaccinations as soon as you book your holiday. As some vaccinations can take time to be effective.

For more information please visit the websites below:

External Websites:

Travel Illnesses and Vaccinations - NHS Choices

Fit for Travel

Travel Health

FCO Travel Advice

MASTA 

Videos from NHS Choices:

A simple guide to health precautions when travelling abroad, including vaccinations, taking condoms and a first aid kit, and being careful about drinking water.

 

Malaria is a parasitic infection spread by mosquitoes. This video explains out how the infection attacks different areas of the body and what you can do to avoid getting the disease in the first place.

 

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