At selected pharmacies across the UK, Well is offering a service where holidaymakers can share their travel itinerary, find out what vaccines or medications they need, and have them done.
Ifti Khan, Well Superintendent Pharmacist said: “Customers who are planning to travel outside of the UK may need to be vaccinated or provided with antimalarials and other travel-related medication when travelling to certain destinations.
This is to protect them against some of the diseases found within other parts of the world.
“We would urge those travelling overseas to check what vaccines or medication they may need before travelling and if needed, to book online via the Well website.
“Once booked, the customer will receive an email, arranging a call back. Customers will then be called for an initial consultation.
During the phone call we will go through the travel itinerary before the first appointment. Currently, we offer this service at selected branches across the country.”
Well Pharmacy top tips for overseas travel:
Check well in advance what vaccines or medication you and your family may need and ensure you book and order them in good time.
Take a first aid kit in case of minor injuries
Ensure you have adequate and appropriate travel insurance in place
If you are on repeat medication, ensure you have sufficient supplies and that you have them well in advance of travelling
Don’t forget to download your covid vaccination status evidence
Protect yourself from the sun. If you are unsure what protection you should use, speak to your pharmacy team in advance
Stay hydrated, ensuring you drink plenty of fluids throughout the day
To protect any exposed skin from insect bites, try to wear light clothing with a high neckline, long sleeves, long trousers/dress/skirt and socks.
For further information and to book your travel vaccinations, visit