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What should I do if I'm going travelling?

The vaccinations you'll need if you’re travelling vary depending on where you’re going and on the type of travel. You can get up-to-date advice from the NHS Choices website or you can discuss it with your GP. You should take advice in the early stages of making your travel plans, but don't let your medications put you off travelling.

The risks of getting infections when you’re abroad depend on the type of travel. You’ll be at much less risk on a business trip or holiday in a top-class tourist hotel than a long trip to the countryside in some less industrialised countries. 

Travel to countries where there's a high risk of catching yellow fever, such as central Africa, should be avoided if you’re on an immunosuppressive drug because you shouldn't have a yellow fever or any other live vaccines. 

To enter some countries you need a certificate of vaccination against yellow fever even if there’s no risk of contracting yellow fever in that country. If this is required you’ll need an exemption certificate from your GP, but you should check before you travel if this is acceptable.

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