Travel Medicine and Vaccines

Travel VaccinesNo matter what the reason is for your trip, you will need to be aware of the health risks which can occur when you are away from home.

Taking simple precautions will go a long way towards keeping you healthy.

The Keogh Practice provides a comprehensive travel vaccination and health advice programme as part of the Tropical Medical Bureau.

Generally vaccines should be considered for all travellers going to areas outside of Western Europe vaccines schedule if needed ideally should be started at least 4-6 weeks before the journey if at all possible.
A vaccine is used to stimulate the body to protect itself against a disease. Some vaccines may be given orally, others by injection. Modern vaccines generally cause little sickness or discomfort.

Standard vaccine packages

For short stay holiday trips we recommend the following as a minimum:

South East Asia/ South Africa
Dipteria, Tetanus, Hepatitis A and thyphoid
Cost € 135-00
South America
Diptheria, Tetanus, Hepatitis A, Thyphoid and Yellow Fever
Cost € 175-00
Polio, Diptheria, Tetanus, Hepatitis A and Thyphoid
Cost € 150-00
Polio, Diptheria, Tetanus, Hepatitis A, Thyphoid and Yellow Fever
Cost € 200-00

Longer stay may require:

Rabies, Hepatitis B, Cholera or Others..

Vaccines cover for

  • Diphtheria,
  • Polio
  • Tetanus
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Yellow fever.
  • Menincococcal ACYW
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria
  • Polio
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningitis ACYW-135
  • Rabies
  • Varicella (Chickenpox)
  • Cholera (oral vaccine)
  • Influenza (Seasonal Flu)
  • Pneumococcal (PPV 23) vaccine
  • Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

Travel medicine don’t stop at vaccination, there is also general medical advice

  • regarding malaria,
  • sanitation and general health precautions
  • risk avoidance

To made an appointment for travel advice and vaccinations, please contact us on (051) 317600

Also Check for Irish tropical medical bureau to see what vaccines or medicines are appropriate for your trip.