The Occupational Health Service (OHS) is happy to provide a holiday travel health advice service for UCL employees who wish to use it.
The OHS subsribes to Masta and you will receive a free Masta Health Brief with all consultations. Consultations and advice are free. If you wish to have your vaccinations with OHS, the vaccines and anti-malarials are competitively priced compared to private travel clinics. Some GP practices provide holday vaccinations too, some of which may be free. You would need to contact your GP surgery directly to check what services they provide and their charges.
Please note that advice regarding individual travel vaccination needs cannot be given over the telephone; all consultations require a face-to-face consultation with an Occupational Health Adviser (OHA).
For general information on vaccine preventable diseases see: Vaccine Preventable Diseases & Travel
You should consult the OHS well in advance (preferably at least two months) of your departure, for advice and to arrange immunisations as some of these cannot be given at the same time and some take time to be effective.
However, consult us even if you are going at short notice - some protection may be better than none.
N.B If you require prescribed medicines while abroad, please discuss this with your General Practitioner. Further information and advice on taking medication out of the UK can be found at Health Advice for Travellers
To make an appointment with an OHA for travel health advice and immunisation please call 020 7679 2802 (Internal: 32802) You will be asked for details of your travel plans when you call, including dates of travel, countries visited on route, destinations and type of accommodation. This allows us to provide you with up to date advice relevant to your trip.
Please bring previous vaccinations records with you to your appointment.
Every effort is made to keep this list up to date however prices may be subject to change without prior notice.
The OHS has no facilities for handling cash or credit / debit cards; payment must be made by cheque payable to UCL
You should always bring your own first aid pack if travelling to an area with limited medical facilities. Please see Health Advice for Travellers for details of what your pack should contain.
All travellers should make appropriate arrangements for health insurance and emergency contact information.
Health Advice for Travellers The Department of Health's website and provides useful guidelines on travel health including how to access medical treatment overseas.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office site offers up to date information on travel safety for destinations through out the world.
The Hospital for Tropical Diseases A comprehensive website for travellers with particular emphasis on travel related ill-health.
World Health Organisation: International Travel & Health provides guidance on a wide range of significant health issues associated with travel, particularly to developing countries.
Travel and Avian Influenza Current advice for persons travelling to affected countries