clicking on the any of the links above you can to the relevant
information page. These links are also found in the menu on
the left hand side of most of the other pages in this site.
You can also search the site for any information you require
by using the search bar above.
Each section contains information on the various topics
listed. The information provided is a brief summary of the subject
concerned. Travel medicine is a huge subject and we are mindful
that the information in each page is only briefly covered. Our
intention is provide an introduction into the various aspects
of travel medicine by covering the conditions most likely to
be encountered by travellers.
page entitled "Table of Vaccinations and Malaria Tablets
by Country" or (Tabs & Jabs) contains a map of
the world dividing it up into six continents (Europe, Africa,
Asia, N. America, S. America, & Oceania). By clicking on
the desired continent you will be taken to a page containing
a list of all the countries in that continent.
The countries are arranged in alphabetical order and information
is given on each one regarding the Vaccinations and malaria
tablets required. Further down each page are tables giving more
information about the various abbreviations used and information
on the different anti-malaria drug regimens.
access is now possible in most countries around the world.
Travellers can therefore use this site as a reference source
whilst away on their travels by simply logging on and visiting
There are many excellent publications on the subject
of travellers' health which contain far more detail on each
of the topics listed. For a list of some of the books available
plus a number of web sites on the same subject see below:-
Health Information for Overseas Travel was first issued
in 1995 as a companion volume to the well established UK Health
Departments' memorandum Immunisation against Infectious Disease
(the 'Green Book'). It was well received, especially by doctors
and practice nurses giving travel health advice in primary care,
and is now commonly referred to as the UK 'Yellow Book'.
that first edition, there has been a major increase in the
amount of travelrelated information available both to
health professionals and travellers, in books, the media and
via the Internet. The origins and significance of the information
are not always clear, however, and the advice may not be consistent
with that usually given in the UK.
of this book is therefore still relevant: to provide a concise
and authoritative onestop source of information about
the common health risks to travellers and how to reduce them.
It is not a statement of Government policy. It is advisory
rather than prescriptive, emphasising the need to assess the
risks for the individual traveller, while recognising the
limitations of the data on which such assessments sometimes
have to be made. Risk behaviours are also discussed, and emphasis
put on measures travellers themselves can take to protect
their health abroad.
The following table refers to chapters within the Yellow Book
and provides further information about immunisation and malaria