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Travel vaccinations and malaria service

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Boots Travel Vaccinations
and Health Advice Service

When you travel abroad you may be exposed to diseases you haven't come across before.

Travel vaccinations and antimalarials can help prevent some of the more serious illnesses you might encounter.

Why choose Boots?

Getting your travel vaccinations and antimalarials at Boots is convenient: **

  • Choose a location near you: Most of our pharmacies offer our Malaria Prevention Service and our full travel service is no more than a 30-minute drive away for most people
  • Pick a time to suit you: You may be able to have an evening or weekend appointment. You may also be able to get an appointment last-minute

We have specially-trained pharmacists who provide:

  • A free personalised risk assessment - to help you understand which vaccinations are right for you
  • Travel health advice - to help you stay healthy on your trip

Book an appointment

Book an appointment

What vaccinations do I need?

The vaccinations you may need will depend on a number of things like the areas you visit, activities you do and where you stay.

Our service offers the travel vaccinations most commonly required, such as:

  • Cholera
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Meningitis
  • Rabies
  • Tick-borne encephalitis
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow Fever*

*Vaccination against Yellow Fever is available in selected stores only. See the full list of stores offering this service.

We also recommend making sure your childhood immunisations are up to date to protect you against diseases like:

  • Measles, mumps and rubella
  • Diphtheria, tetanus and polio

You can be vaccinated against these diseases free of charge at your doctor's surgery, or we can provide this service along with any other travel vaccinations+.

+Charges apply. See our travel vaccination price guide.

How our travel services work

Travel Vaccinations and Health
Advice Service**

  1. 1
    Book an appointment
    Ideally, visit us 6-8 weeks before you travel to ensure you have time for any travel vaccinations you may require. If you're leaving soon, don't worry, we may still be able to help you
  2. 2
    Free personalised risk assessment
    At your appointment you'll have a chat with one of our specially-trained pharmacists in a private consultation room to work out the vaccinations and antimalarials which are suitable for you
  3. 3
    Travel jabs and anti-malaria medication
    Your pharmacist will give you the anti malarials and vaccinations you choose, along with advice to help you stay healthy on your trip

Book an appointment

In-store Malaria Prevention Service**

  1. 1
    Pop into a Boots pharmacy near you
    Most of our pharmacies offer this service
  2. 2
    Have a 10-minute consultation
    Our pharmacy team will assess if there's a risk of malaria on your trip and which malaria prevention methods are suitable for you
  3. 3
    Get your anti-malarials
    Your pharmacist will dispense these, including prescription-only medication, if it's appropriate for you. They will also give you tips to help prevent being bitten by mosquitoes

Find your nearest store

**Suitable for ages 5 and over, subject to eligibility criteria, and pharmacist and stock availability. Charges apply.

Vaccinations cost

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