UK travellers fail to consider vaccinations

Two-thirds of UK travellers spend less than 30 minutes thinking about what travel vaccines they might need for their holidays, a survey suggests.

Photograph: Istock
Photograph: Istock

The poll of 334 people, conducted by TNS, found that 63% of respondents spent less than half an hour thinking about travel vaccines.

One in four travellers said that they failed to obtain any health information before going on holiday.

Of those who did seek advice, 61% went to see their GP.

Dr Richard Dawood, medical director of the Fleet Street Travel Clinic in central London, said: ‘This survey clearly demonstrates that many people simply don’t take the trouble to follow or to find out about key precautions to protect their health and enjoyment.’

sanjay.tanday@haymarket.com

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