Armed Forces - Travel Vaccinations for those serving in our Armed Forces
Members of the armed forces are expected to travel the world at short notice to defend our nation. Vaccination shouldn’t have to be a concern for them before departure.
Army staff are not strangers to trips around the world. A large amount of planning is essential when it comes to their health. Many preventable diseases and infections are uncommon in the UK. This means any natural resistance against these diseases is highly unlikely. Vaccines are an effective counter to life threatening infections and help you and your colleagues stay healthy and focused on more important duties.
The number of vaccines British soldiers receive vary. The immunisation required is dependent on vaccination history and the level of risk expectation where and when deployed. Don’t leave it until the last minute. Book an appointment with one of our friendly, professional travel experts to discuss the vaccines you will need to ensure full coverage.
Depending on where your active duty takes you, you might be expected to get vaccinated against a mixture of diseases; yellow fever, typhoid fever, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, meningococcal meningitis, diphtheria, tetanus and polio. These diseases are common in high-risk areas such as in some parts Africa, Asia, Central America and the Pacific Islands. As a member of the armed forces, you are far more likely to see aspects of military life that make immunisation a priority – disconnected rural areas, poor sanitary conditions, unvaccinated locals, contaminated food and water, contact with mosquitoes and other infected insects.
No matter the destination, our team of travel experts will prepare you with a comprehensive immunisation and occupational hazards programme to provide you with the necessary travel vaccination and offer you invaluable travel advice to help keep you risk-free while away from home.