How do I keep my kids healthy while we’re away?

Staying healthy when you’re away starts with planning well before you go. The first thing to do is see a doctor about what sort of vaccinations are recommended for your destination. In many cases if your child’s routine immunisations are up to date you won’t need to do anything extra. You can go to a GP for this but a specialist travel medicine clinic is probably best as they have all the up to date information and immunisation medication on site.

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You should start thinking about this about eight weeks prior to departure in case you need a course of vaccinations. We go into much more detail on this subject in our book, including how to avoid getting sick and how to handle the various first aid situations if you do.