The Brook Surgery offers a full travel advice and vaccination service lead by specialist trained staff to keep you and your family safe while on holiday.


Cholera is an infection that can cause severe diarrhoea, it is spread by bacteria in contaminated food and water. It’s not found in the UK, but there’s a potential risk of getting it while travelling in some parts of Africa, Central America and Asia.

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a liver infection caused by a virus that’s spread in the poo of an infected person. It’s most common in parts of the world where standards of sanitation and food hygiene are generally poor, such as parts of Africa, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, and Central and South America.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a viral infection that is spread through infected blood or bodily fluids. It’s most common when having unprotected sex and injecting drugs through needles. The infection can caught all over the world.

Japanese Encephalitis

Japanese Encephalitis is a type of brain infection that’s spread through mosquito bites. There’s currently no cure for Japanese Encephalitis however it can be treated. It’s most common in rural areas throughout South East Asia, the Pacific islands and the Far East, but is very rare in travellers.


Rabies is a rare but fatal infection of the brain and nerves. It’s usually caught from the bite or scratch of an infected animal.

Tetanus, Polio, Diptheria (3 in 1 booster)

Tetanus, Polio, Diptheria (3 in 1) vaccine is given to teenagers at 14 years of age. This vaccine works by stimulating the immune system to produce antibodies against these three organisms, without actually causing the diseases.

Tick-borne Encephalitis

Tick-borne Encephalitis is an infection spread by tick bites. It’s not found in the UK, but there’s a low risk of getting it in parts of Europe, eastern Russia, east Asia, China and Japan


Typhoid is a bacterial infection that can spread throughout the body, affecting many organs. Without prompt treatment, it can cause serious complications and can be fatal. It can be found worldwide wherever sanitation and hygiene are poor.

Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is a serious infection spread by mosquitoes. It’s found in parts of Africa, South America, Central America and the Caribbean.

More Information

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