Travel Medicine and 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. Your schedule of travel vaccines should ideally be commenced 8 – 10 weeks prior to 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 € 150-00
Diptheria, Tetanus, Hepatitis A, Thyphoid and Yellow Fever
Cost € 185-00
Polio, Diptheria, Tetanus, Hepatitis A and Thyphoid
Cost € 170-00
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
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Yellow fever
- Meningitis ACYW-135
- Varicella (Chickenpox)
- Cholera (oral vaccine)
- Influenza (Seasonal Flu)
- Pneumococcal (PPV 23) vaccine
- Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
Travel medicine doesn’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 at The Tropical Medical Bureau on (051) 317647.
www.tmb.ie for Irish tropical medical bureau
www.traveldoctor.co.uk to see what vaccines or medicines are appropriate for your trip.