Travel Vaccinations for Switzerland
Recommended for some travellers
Whether you will need any of the vaccines in this section depends on the region you're travelling to, the activities you have planned and your medical history.
- Tetanus £32 per dose
The tetanus vaccine - or a booster - is recommended for all travellers who are planning to visit a country where access to medical assistance may be limited. You can get tetanus when tetanus bacteria get into your bloodstream, usually due to injury or a wound. You need a booster if your last tetanus jab was over ten years ago.
Per Dose £32 Doses per course 1 Price per course £32
- Tick-borne Encephalitis £65 per dose
Tick-borne encephalitis is a dangerous illness transmitted by ticks. Your risk of contracting TBE in China depends on your travel destination and the time of the year you are travelling. Ticks in China tend to be active between May and August. The number of TBE cases in China has been on the increase in recent years, as an increasingly large area of forest is made accessible to tourists. If you are planning a stay in woodlands or are planning to go camping, your travel nurse may recommend that you get vaccinated against tick-borne encephalitis.
Per Dose £65 Doses per course 3 Price per course £195
- Hepatitis A £55 per dose
Hepatitis A is a viral infection which causes an inflammation of the liver. In countries where hep A is prominent, many people catch it as a child. The infection tends to be mild in children but can occasionally cause complications. In adults, however, it can lead to liver damage or even liver failure. Although infection rates appear to be on the decrease, hepatitis A is endemic to Sri Lanka and the vaccination is recommended for all travellers.
Per Dose £55 Doses per course 1 Price per course £55
- Hepatitis B £45 per dose
Hepatitis B is a blood borne disease. It is transmitted during sex as well as via contaminated needles (for example when undergoing a medical procedure or a cosmetic procedure involving equipment that hasn’t been sterilised). The vaccine is usually recommended for travellers who are visiting a country where hepatitis B is endemic for a longer period of time as well as anyone likely to come in close contact with the local population (for example aid workers and volunteers). The nurse or pharmacist may also recommend it if you’re planning any activities that put you at a higher risk of injury. Hepatitis B can cause a range of symptoms. It can become chronic and cause liver damage.
Per Dose £45 Doses per course 3 Price per course £135
Why do I need a consultation?
It is difficult to say which vaccines you need without asking a medical professional. Your itinerary, your medical history and the activities you have planned all affect which vaccinations you need. It is important that a trained travel nurse or pharmacist checks what you need.
Exactly the travel vaccinations you need - no more, no less.
During your consultation, our nurse or pharmacist will talk you through the health risks at your travel destinations to check which vaccines you need. If a vaccine is not essential, we will explain your options so you can decide whether you would like to have it.
Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease transmitted by mosquitoes. You cannot be vaccinated against malaria.
- Malaria not normally present unless the illness was contracted abroad.