Travel health advice
If your question only concerns basic vaccinations (tetanus-diphtheria, measles-mumps-rubella [MMR] or polio vaccination), contact the FSHS unit in your area.
Prescriptions for tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) and hepatitis vaccinations are also available via your local FSHS unit.
If you’re due to start your trip within the next 6 weeks, contact the nearest FSHS unit to find out if a vaccination against hepatitis is required.
Travel health advice services are only intended for students entitled to use FSHS services who are planning to travel. Advice on travel health is given by a public health nurse, supported by a doctor.
You are welcome to fill in a pre-travel health assessment form via our Self service. The nurse will review your responses and send you travel-related advice via Self. The nurse will call you using the phone number entered in the FSHS patient register if you have underlying medical conditions or you are on regular medication, you need anti-malarial medication or there are other issues in your responses that require particular attention.
It’s best to get in touch three months before your journey to make sure the vaccinations can be given in full.
Contacting our travel health advice service
1. Find out about your vaccination history (vaccination card, military service, local health centre, patient records archive, occupational health care, private medical clinics).
2. Make a detailed travel plan and fill in a pre-travel health assessment form in our Self service. Use your online banking ID or mobile certificate to log in to Self. Please check that your contact details are up to date.
3. If necessary, we’ll contact you within 10 working days (maximum 2 attempts) between 8 am and 4 pm by calling the phone number entered in the FSHS patient register or by sending you a message via Self. NB. The caller’s ID is not shown.
4. If any vaccines and/or anti-malarial medications are required, a FSHS travel doctor will issue an ePrescription direct to the pharmacy. If you need prescriptions, for example to treat an underlying medical condition, it is a good idea to request these well in advance from your doctor. Read more.