CityDoc’s mission is to provide high quality healthcare clinics across Cambridgeshire. Local clinic services, with a standardised approach, based on the latest destination specific advice. We use Travax ( an NHS resource designed for travel health professionals, which is updated frequently to take account of the latest disease outbreaks)
CityDoc is one of the UK’s largest travel health networks, with over 150 locations and is a trusted organisation, having seen over 250, 000 clients since 2006. Your health care information, is securely held on our our online consultation software for future reference. See our numerous vaccination pages for comprehensive reference material. Each page is designed in a set format to include – disease information, inclusion criteria, pregnancy/breast feeding considerations, side effects, interactions and common FAQs.
Travel Clinic Services Include:
Travel Health Consultation
Full range of vaccines in stock including Yellow Fever/Typhoid/Rabies/Hepatitis B
Anti-malarials dispensed on site.
Established Nationwide Healthcare Provider
Same Day Appts
Walk In or Book Online
ESSENTIAL TRAVEL VACCINATIONS
After carrying our travel risk assessment, we will advise you of the appropriate vaccines for your specific itinerary. We will divide our recommendations into those jabs which are highly recommended and those which should be considered.
A viral infection, which can cause inflammation of the liver. Generally those infected full recover, a tiny minority can develop acute live failure. Travellers are typically infected when they eat contaminated food/water.
Tetanus is a serious infection caused by the bacterium Clostridium tetani’s spores, which are found in soil dust and animal faeces. These spores gain access to the body through abrasions and cuts leading to severe injury to the nervous system.Death can occur when the nervous supply to the muscles concerned with breathing are affected. Tetanus is found across the globe but certain countries are considered more high risk.
Polio is a viral illness which affects the spinal cord and central nervous system of infected individuals. Spread because of poor sanitation from person-person. The virus itself is swallowed and transmitted to the blood stream. From the blood stream it gains access to the nervous system. Paralysis the most severe complication occurs in a small minority of those affected and many will improve greatly but some never recover.
Method of Administration
Number of doses
From 10 yrs of age
Intramuscular injection to the deltoid muscle
Booster required every 10 yrs if travelling to developing countries
Hepatitis A is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus. Hepatitis A occurs worldwide, mostly in countries where sanitation is poor. It is one of the most frequent causes of foodborne infections.
It is now rare in Northern and Western Europe, North America, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. Most cases imported into Britain have been contracted in the Indian sub-continent.
Typhoid is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Salmonella typhi which causes severe symptoms in the digestive system. It can be life-threatening, but if treated early antibiotics are effective. Typhoid is found in countries with inadequate sanitation and is endemic in Indian subcontinent, South East Asia, parts of the Middle East, Central and South America and Africa. Around 22 million cases of typhoid fever and 220,000 deaths occur annually (WHO 2014).
Rabies is an acute and fatal viral infection that causes inflammation of the spinal cord and the brain (encephalomyelitis). It is found in over 150 countries around the world and an estimated to cause tens of thousands of deaths in endemic countries. Children are especially vulnerable to rabies and 40% of bites occur in children under the age of 15 years. 95% of deaths from rabies occur in the Indian Subcontinent, Africa and South East Asia.
Yellow fever is a potentially life threatening viral illness that is found in tropical areas of Africa and South and Central America. In the UK you can only obtain the yellow fever vaccination from a designated Yellow Fever Clinic.
Yellow fever is entirely preventable illness. There is a safe and effective vaccine against the disease
Hepatitis B is a viral infection that is found worldwide. An estimated 350 million people are thought to be chronic carriers of the infection and 686,000 people die every year from the complications of hepatitis B infection (WHO data).
The countries with the highest prevalence of infection include Africa, East Asia, Middle East, Southern and Eastern Europe and the Indian Subcontinent.
Meningococcal disease is caused by the bacteria Neiserria Meningitidis , of which there are around 12 strains. Six strains are responsible for epidemics worldwide-A, B. C, W, X and Y. Strains B and C are mainly responsible for outbreaks in industrialised countries. Strains A and W135 occur in the “meningitis belt” of Sub Saharan Africa, stretching from Senegal to parts of Ethiopia.
Meningitis B is caused by the bacteria, Neisseria meningitidis Group B. There are several different types of this bacteria, but group B is responsible for 80% of cases of bacterial meningitis in the UK.
The infection is treatable with antibiotics. Prompt treatment is essential as the bacteria spreads rapidly. Vaccination is now available against the common circulating strains of Neisseria Meningitidis.
Shingles is a condition associated with a painful, blistering rash. It is caused by the reactivation of the virus that causes Chickenpox (Varicella zoster). Generally the blistering rash occurs in one part of the body. It can result in persistent pain at the site of the blisters and scarring.