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Travel Vaccinations & 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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Travel Vaccinations

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 two 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.

What vaccinations are available at Boots?

Our service offers the following vaccinations:

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

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.


Appointment information

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
COVID-19 Pandemic Travel Restrictions

International travel is restricted due to COVID-19. Government guidance can be found here. 

There may be a requirement to take a COVID-19 test when entering or before exiting the UK and Boots has a range of COVID-19 Testing Services available, see here.

Travellers destinations may require COVID-19 testing or self isolation periods on arrival and details can be found here.

COVID-19 testing and quarantine requirements for travellers returning from the UK can be found here.

Travel insurance is particularly important and travellers should make sure they are fully covered for their trip.

How much will vaccinations and malaria medicines cost?

How it works

1

Book an appointment

Six to eight weeks before you travel, giving you time to start any courses of vaccinations. The in-store appointment will take approximately 40 minutes.

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.

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