What Happens when You Get Travel Vaccinations?

When you’re travelling to certain destinations you will require travel vaccinations. These are meant to give you immunity to various exotic diseases that don’t exist in the UK, but might be present in your holiday destination. These diseases can include cholera, rabies, yellow fever plus many others.

Some exotic diseases you can be vaccinated against on the NHS. However, many others are only available privately. But what actually happens when you get vaccinated?

Firstly, it’s important to stress that the nature of the vaccination will vary depending on what you’re being vaccinated against. Generally, however, the procedure will be as follows:

You should contact your GP six to eight weeks before going on holiday. If you can’t make this timescale, then you might still be able to get vaccinated.
Some vaccines will require a repeat course of vaccines. This means that you will receive several jabs over time, and between sessions your body will build up an immunity.

You might have heard about getting injections in certain parts of your anatomy. Generally speaking, however, you will receive injections inn your thigh or on your upper arm. You’ve likely been vaccinated as a child, and the experience will be similar to any other vaccinations that you’ve had.

When a vaccination is delivered professionally and accurately it causes minimal or no pain, and there is no risk of complication whilst it’s a highly effective way to protect from serious exotic diseases.