Check these websites to see if it is safe to travel to your chosen destination, and you need vaccinations before you travel:
The following travel vaccines are available at Harborne Medical:
These vaccines are funded by the NHS because they protect against diseases thought to represent the greatest risk to public health if they were brought into the country.
Which travel vaccines will I have to pay for?
You will have to pay for travel vaccinations against:
- hepatitis B
- Japanese encephalitis
- tick-borne encephalitis
- tuberculosis (TB)
- yellow fever
Some of these may be available at Harborne Medical. Yellow fever vaccines are only available from designated centres.
Travelling in pregnancy
Some women prefer not to travel in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy due to increased nausea and vomiting and tiredness during these early stages. The risk of miscarriage is also higher in the first 12 weeks, irrespective of any travel, so you may wish to remain closer to home. Many women find the best time to take a holiday is at around 4 to 6 months of pregnancy.
During pregnancy there is an increased risk of DVT (deep vein thrombosis) and the risk is also increased by long haul flights.