Western Europe Travel Vaccinations

Your IPSA Vaccine Clinic

Depending on your current vaccine status and where in Western Europe you are going, how long you plan to stay in Western Europe and what you will be doing while you are in Western Europe, your IPSA vaccine specialist will advise you on the recommended additional vaccines you will require to protect yourself whilst in Western Europe. Your IPSA physician will also talk through any country-specific medications that you should consider taking with you on your trip to Western Europe.

All travellers to Western Europe

Firstly, ensure you are up to date with your routine vaccinations (e.g. your yearly flu shot, MMR etc.). No routine vaccinations are required in this region. You may want to consider the hepatitis A, B and tetanus/diphtheria/polio vaccine, depending on your reason/s for visiting Western Europe.
Hepatitis A: The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends having the hepatitis A vaccine, as, regardless of where you are staying or where you are eating, there is a risk of getting this disease through contaminated water and food when in certain countries in Western Europe.
Hepatitis B: You can catch hepatitis B from blood products, sexual contact or contaminated needles. If you plan on having sex with a new partner, getting a piercing or tattoo, or undergoing any medical procedures whilst in Western Europe, then the CDC recommends having the hepatitis B vaccine.
Tetanus, diphtheria and polio: The triple vaccine will protect you against all three diseases. Diphtheria is passed on through contaminated bed linen/clothing, though personal contact and via respiratory droplets. Tetanus spores in the soil contaminate wounds causing the disease. Polio is passed on through the oral or through the faecal/oral route.


For your same-day IPSA vaccination consultation, simply call your nearest IPSA clinic or make your booking online.