When you’re arranging a holiday, it can be very easy to get swept up in the excitement and not think about little precautions, but there are a few things concerning medication and vaccinations that you should keep in mind while preparing for your journey.
When going abroad, it’s a good idea to do some research on common medical concerns in the country you’re going to.
It may not be at pandemic levels, but some illnesses that you can get vaccinations for will have higher statistics in other countries than ours. This could be a matter of climate, or the wildlife, or simply something that spreads easier.
It’s also good to keep in mind that even if you have good travel insurance, that won’t cover anything you could have gotten vaccinated for before you left.
Take the time before you leave to contact your GP about what vaccinations you may need for where you’re travelling.
You can also check the NHS’s Fit for Travel Map for more information on specific destinations’ requirements.
If you take any medication, it’s equally important to ensure you’re prepared for the duration of your holiday, for your safety and peace of mind.
Taking care of your health and the safety of those around you is always important to ensure you can enjoy your holiday without disruption.