Travel health and immunisation clinic
The Royal Free London travel health and immunisation clinic is a consultant led clinic, led by Dr. Jane Zuckerman. The ethos of the clinic is the prevention of illness in those who travel and our team provide a comprehensive specialist travel health and immunisation service for travellers. The clinic also provides some non-travel general and occupational immunisations on request.
The clinic welcomes referrals from GP:s, hospital consultants and specialists and provides the following services:
- Consultant specialist clinic including altitude medical consultations
- Immunisation and vaccination for children and adolescents
- Immunisation and vaccination for adults
- Meningitis B vaccine
- Yellow Fever vaccine
- Integrated Travel Health and Occupational Health Service
- Medical Visa and Immigration Examinations
We are now administering a 4 strain (quadrivalent) influenza vaccine this year at the Royal Free Travel Health and Immunisation Clinic.
In previous years, only a trivalent influenza vaccine was available which protects against 3 strains of influenza, two A subtypes and one B subtype. Now a quadrivalent vaccine is available which protects against two types of A and two types of B influenza viruses.
This vaccine is likely to provide more protection against influenza and is only licensed for administration in children aged 3 years and over and adults.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT A TRAVEL CLINIC APPOINTMENT
As we are unable to provide travel health advice by telephone or email for medico legal reasons, we strongly recommend making an appointment with one of our Specialist Travel Health Nurse Advisers or if you wish specifically, with our Consultant, Dr Jane Zuckerman. At your initial appointment, one of our Specialist Travel Health Nurse Advisers will discuss your planned itinerary in detail and complete a comprehensive travel health risk assessment which will include understanding any medical conditions you might have and any medication you might be taking.
Following this, the appropriate vaccinations and/or malaria tablets you might require for your trip will be recommended and discussed together with you. At the time of your consultation, we will also discuss with you the best schedule to receive any course of recommended vaccinations and plan these together with you so that you complete these before you travel. If malaria tablets are recommended, the most appropriate malaria tablet will be dispensed from the clinic during an appointment so avoiding any need for a private prescription or a trip to a chemist. In addition, we will discuss with you other important travel health items such as a travellers’ diarrhoea kit, a sterile medical kit, insect repellents, mosquito nets and water purifiers amongst others.
The Travel Health and Immunisation Clinic provides pre-booked and walk-in appointments. Walk-in appointments are welcome but patients may need to wait as our policy is to give priority to booked appointments. We strongly encourage booking an appointment.
Regretfully, we are unable to give any specific travel health advice by email or telephone for medico-legal reasons. However you can discuss your travel health requirements in detail and in person with a Specialist Travel Health Nurse or the Consultant, Dr Jane Zuckerman. Please call or email the Enquiries Team who will be happy to help make you an appointment.
Please note that for patients who wish to receive either the shingles vaccine or the pneumococcal vaccine, you will be asked to pay for the vaccine at the time of booking. This is to allow us to order the vaccine specifically for your appointment.
MAKING AN APPOINTMENT
The Travel Health and Immunisation Clinic is located at the main entrance of the hospital on the ground floor.
To make an appointment, please call or email on:
Tel: 020 7433 2957
Please be advised that on the day of your appointment it is recommended you arrive 10 minutes in advance to complete the necessary forms and ensure you are seen on time.
Please note: should you need to contact a member of the travel health and immunisation clinic team on a Saturday, please call 020 7433 2957 ext. 37483.
Walk-in patients are welcome when the Travel Health and Immunisation Clinic is open, however priority is given to booked appointments.