Travel Vaccinations and Health Advice Service

We can provide expert advice, vaccinations and malaria prevention that's tailored to you and your travel plans

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Why may I need to be vaccinated?

If you're about to travel outside of the UK, you may need to be vaccinated before you set off for your trip. The childhood vaccination programme in the UK protects you from a number of diseases, but you may need extra vaccinations or antimalarials if you're planning on visiting certain parts of the world. 

How can Boots help?

Getting vaccinated can help prevent you from getting ill if you're exposed to diseases which we don't normally have in the UK. We can help you understand how to keep your risks low of getting a disease while abroad and help you work out which vaccinations and antimalarials you may want to consider depending on things like:

  • Which regions you'll be visiting 
  • What activities you'll be doing 
  • Your age and general health

Some travel vaccinations may be needed several weeks before departure. Ideally you should see us six to eight weeks before travelling, but we may still be able to help if you're leaving sooner.

The Travel Vaccinations and Health Advice Service is available in selected UK stores. It's suitable for adults and children aged five and over. If you need antimalarials, our pharmacist can offer you them as part of this service if they're suitable. You don't have to book a separate appointment with the Malaria Prevention Service.

How it works

1

Book an appointment

Six to eight weeks before you travel, giving you time to start any courses of vaccinations

2

Have a free personalised risk assessment

Our specially-trained pharmacist will advise you on any vaccinations and antimalarials you should consider

3

Get any vaccinations and antimalarials you may need*

You'll also be given additional personalised advice to help you stay healthy on your trip

*Subject to eligibility criteria, plus specially-trained pharmacist and stock availability.

What vaccinations are available at Boots?

Our service offers the following vaccinations:

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

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

  • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
  • Diphtheria, tetanus and polio (DTP)*

Travellers not sure of their vaccination history should check with their GP.

*These may be available for free on the NHS. Check with your GP

**Yellow fever vaccination is available in selected stores only. See the full list of stores offering this service.


Benefits of the service

  • Store near you: Available in almost 300 Boots pharmacies nationwide
  • Convenient: Book an appointment time to suit you
  • Points: Collect Boots Advantage Card points

For your appointment

You will need:

  • Details about your trip (like destination, date and planned activities)
  • Details of any medical condition or medication you're taking
  • History of previous vaccinations if known

How long will the in-store consultation take?

The in-store appointment will take approximately 30 minutes
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Answer a few questions about your trip and we'll tell you what diseases are found in the countries you're visiting


Price

Prices subject to change. Prices correct at time of publication - January 2017. 

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