All of our surgeries have a Travel Clinic and can offer travel health advice and vaccinations.
We advise that you contact the surgery at least 8 weeks in advance of your trip with details of the destination, type of holiday, likely activities and the intended length of stay. One of our nurses will then contact you to advise if an appointment in the Travel Clinic for vaccinations is necessary.
At the appointment the nurse will perform a risk assessment of your trip and advise you of the recommended vaccinations. Some countries have a legal requirement that you provide a certificate to show you have received immunisations against certain diseases such as yellow fever. Malaria risk will also be assessed and medication prescribed if required.
Vaccinations can be given at this initial consultation but some vaccinations require a course of injections so we would advise you contact the surgery as soon as your trip has been arranged to allow time for this. All travel vaccinations have to be paid for at the time they are given and most health insurance policies do not cover this.
Please click on this link for further information of travel health and vaccinations.
Dr Brian Parkin is based at the Rohais Surgery. He is a keen walker and ski mountaineer and is the only person in the Channel Islands with the DiMM Diploma in Mountain Medicine awarded by UIAA. He is very interested in the practical and theoretical aspects of mountaineering, climbing and expeditions.
A particular area of interest is the medical affects of travel to high altitude and the prevention and treatment of medical problems at altitude. Dr Parkin is listed on the Medex (Medical Expeditions) website and is available for consultations on all matters regarding altitude and expedition medicine including travel medicine.