If you're planning to travel outside the UK, you may need to be vaccinated against some of the serious diseases found in other parts of the world.
Visit your health professional 4-6 weeks before travelling to see whether you need any vaccines or to take preventative measures to keep yourself healthy abroad. The vaccines you need will depend on which country you are travelling to and how long you are going for. If, however, you have booked a holiday at the last minute, you should still ensure you see a travel health practitioner before departure, particularly if you are travelling to a tropical destination.
A range of immunisations are available for travellers, but not all are available via your GPs normal service. You may have to go to a different clinic or be asked to pay for certain vaccinations, such as Yellow Fever. Individual advice for travel health can be sought from your GP or local travel health clinic.