Travel shots in Bristol
It’s quick and easy to make an appointment for travel vaccines at NX Healthcare’s Bristol travel health centres. We have plenty of health advice appointments for travellers, including slots early and late in the day so you don’t have to miss work. Use the online booking system to make an appointment right now.
Don’t wait to make a travel health appointment
Select the travel clinic nearest your home or workplace to see what appointments we have in Bristol.
Each person will need a separate appointment. Please ask if you need a longer appointment to discuss a complex trip or particular health requirement.
How long before departure should I see a travel health adviser?
See a health professional with expertise in travel health six to eight weeks before you travel. Some vaccines you need for your trip abroad have to be given in multiple doses, like the yellow fever shot has to be given at least ten days before arrival at a destination where yellow fever is endemic. You may also need proof of vaccination certificates to support your visa application.
Can I get a last-minute travel health appointment?
Although we definitely recommend making an appointment at a travel clinic six to eight weeks before your departure, we can still help last-minute travellers to manage their health risks. Some vaccines can be given on an accelerated schedule. And at our Bristol travel clinic we can give advice on reducing your risk of exposure to disease-causing organisms.
We have plenty of appointments: check your nearest clinic to see what’s available.
Travel health advice and vaccines at our Bristol clinic
Here are some of the services we offer at our Bristol travel health centre:
- travel health advice for package holidays and cruises
- consultations for independent travellers
- corporate and business travel health
- gap year travel health
- Hajj and Umrah vaccines and certificates
- honeymoon travel health
- expedition travel health
- emergency travel vaccinations
- travel health consultations for people living with health conditions
- travel health advice for groups travelling together
We can also administer all the usual travel vaccines and provide malaria prophylaxis tablets.
What health risks will I face when I go abroad?
Travellers are at increased risk of exposure to bacteria, viruses and parasites that cause some nasty diseases that can have long-lasting or even fatal effects. These include:
- dengue fever
- hepatitis A and B
- Japanese encephalitis
- tick-borne encephalitis
- yellow fever
Some of these are vaccine preventable; others are not.
You will also be spending time in conditions that are different to those you are used to in the UK – for example, extreme heat, high altitude or different humidity levels. This, along with jet lag, puts extra pressure on your body and makes it more likely that you will get sick while travelling.
But there are simple, research-based actions that any traveller can take to reduce the impact on their health, and to reduce the chance they will be exposed to organisms that cause or carry disease.
What travel vaccines are available in Bristol?
Our Bristol travel clinic carries most of the common vaccines needed by travellers, including many of these:
- chicken pox and shingles
- hepatitis A and hepatitis B
- Japanese encephalitis
- tick-borne encephalitis
- yellow fever
How do I take malaria tablets?
Malaria is a tropical disease that has a long recovery time, and can be fatal. It is caused by a parasite, which is carried by mosquitoes. Travellers can reduce the chances of being infected with malaria by avoiding mosquito bites. You can also take malaria prophylaxis in the form of pills, which you can get in the UK on prescription.
There are several different kinds of malaria tablet and it can be hard to work out which one is the best for you, and which one will be most effective at your destination. But our travel health advisers in Bristol are in a good position to recommend the right pill for your trip abroad.
A course of malaria pills starts some time before you arrive at your destination and finishes a few days after you leave. Your travel health adviser can tell you exactly when to start and stop taking your malaria pills.
Can I get my travel health advice and shots for free on the NHS?
Some GPs are trained to give travel health advice. But they may not be able to provide all your travel vaccines for free. Some of our clients come to us with a list of vaccines and certificates that their GP has recommended for their holiday, and we are happy to administer these shots and certify them as needed.
Where can I get travel vaccines before I fly out of Bristol Airport?
While many airports do have a travel health centre, it’s best not to rely on it for your travel vaccines. If you’ve left it until the day of your flight to get travel health advice, there won’t be enough time to get every dose of the vaccines you need, and you can’t count on the vaccine giving you full protection, as many vaccines take a few days or even weeks to work.
It’s best to make a travel health appointment six to eight weeks before you depart. We have clinics in convenient central locations so there is bound to be a branch of NX Healthcare that you can get to easily. Why not take a look at our travel health booking system to see when you can get a travel health appointment.
Can I get a travel health appointment in Bristol today?
Of course it’s not always possible to book a trip in advance. You may be travelling to deal with a family or business emergency, or an unmissable opportunity has come up. Come and see us anyway: some vaccines can be given on an accelerated schedule, and you boost the protection by taking extra care with food and water safety and by avoiding mosquito and insect bites. If you have vaccine records, we can help with booster shots to enhance the protection that you already have.
What happens at a travel health consultation at your Bristol clinic?
Our extensively trained staff are dedicated to travel health and provide a confidential, convenient travel health service in city-centre locations.
Our Bristol travel health centres are staffed by healthcare professionals who dedicate themselves to travel health. We have a chain of clinics in convenient locations, including in the city of Bristol.
Your travel health adviser will ask some questions about your health and lifestyle and then make recommendations, including travel shots.
What will the travel health adviser ask me at my appointment?
When you have your travel health consultation, you will be asked about:
- planned activities
- dates of your trip
- other health conditions
What does the travel health adviser at your Bristol travel clinic do with this information?
They will use this information to assess the health risks you’ll be exposed to on your holiday. They can then make some recommendations to help you reduce the impact of these risks. These recommendations may include some lifestyle and safety advice, and some vaccines, and perhaps malaria prophylaxis.
Why is NX Healthcare the best place to get travel health advice in Bristol?
We like to think we give a value-for-money health advice service to people in Bristol who are preparing for a trip, holiday or expedition. We work hard to keep our prices competitive with other Bristol travel clinics. We also have the expertise to help if you have a complex or unusual trip, or lots of health needs. And we have the experience to help people who are travelling in an emergency.
Plenty of appointments for travellers
We have plenty of appointments for travellers, too: take a look at our booking system to see how soon you can see a travel health expert in Bristol. Check the available appointments at the clinic that is near to your home or work.