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NHS dedicated Information on how to stay safe and healthy abroad



 Planning to attend the pilgrimage, come visit us first for your jab to stay safe. 



Look through our essential holiday equipment before you travel.



Travel independently with our equipment made for mobility and disability needs. 


Our pharmacies  all provide Essential Travel Vaccinations to keep you safe, regardless of where in the world you’re travelling to.


Below are a list of the travel vaccinations our pharmacies provide. Click each vaccination title below for more detailed overview of the illness, its symptoms and how to overcome the illnesses. All information provided below is directly from the NHS website. 

Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer develops in a woman's cervix (the entrance to the womb from the vagina). It mainly affects sexually active women aged between 30 and 45.



Chickenpox is common and mostly affects children, although you can get it at any age. It usually gets better by itself within a week without needing to see a GP. You can get the chickenpox vaccine if there's a risk of you harming someone with a weakened immune system.



Meningitis is an infection of the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord (meninges).

Vaccinations offer some protection against certain causes of meningitis.

These include the:

  • Meningitis B vaccine – offered to babies aged 8 weeks, followed by a second dose at 16 weeks, and a booster at 1 year

  • 6-in-1 vaccine – offered to babies at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age

  • Pneumococcal vaccine – offered to babies at 8 weeks, 16 weeks and 1 year old

  • Hib/MenC vaccine – offered to babies at 1 year of age

  • MMR vaccine – offered to babies at 1 year and a second dose at 3 years and 4 months

  • Meningitis ACWY vaccine – offered to teenagers, sixth formers and "fresher" students going to university for the first time

Japanese Encephalitis


Japanese encephalitis is a type of viral brain infection that's spread through mosquito bites. It's most common in rural areas throughout South East Asia, the Pacific islands and the Far East, but is very rare in travellers. The virus is found in pigs and birds, and is passed to mosquitoes when they bite infected animals. It's more common in rural areas where there are pig farms and rice fields. It can't be spread from person to person.

Tick-borne Encephalitis

Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is an infection spread by tick bites. It's not found in the UK, but there's a low risk of getting it in parts of Europe and Asia. Consider having the TBE vaccine if you're visiting a country where the infection is found and you're planning to do outdoor activities when you get there.


Malaria is a serious tropical disease spread by mosquitoes. If it isn't diagnosed and treated promptly, it can be fatal. A single mosquito bite is all it takes for someone to become infected. Malaria is caused by a type of parasite known as Plasmodium. There are many different types of Plasmodia parasites, but only 5 cause malaria in people. 



Meningitis is an infection of the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord (meninges).

It can affect anyone, but is most common in babies, young children, teenagers and young adults.

Meningitis can be very serious if not treated quickly. It can cause life-threatening blood poisoning (septicaemia) and result in permanent damage to the brain or nerves. Meningitis is usually caused by a bacterial or viral infection. Bacterial meningitis is rarer but more serious than viral meningitis.

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