Traveler's USA Notebook
to Your Health:
Hot Tips for Happy Hypochondriacs
We Love British Airways Travel Clinics and
I always get my jabs in London.
Where else can you just waltz in and be presented with a menu
For the longest time,
the British Airways Travel Clinic was a trusty resource. It was
located at the British Airways Travel Shop at 213 Picaadilly.
Visiting that place always gave a shot in the arm. When the carrier
closed its shop in late 2006, it closed its clinic.
But, in a most responsible move,
British Airways transferred its travel clinic business to MASTA
(Medical Advisory Services for Travelers Abroad) which has facilities
all over the UK. The London site is located near Oxford
Circus at 52 Margaret Street London W1W 8SQ Tel: 0845 600
Some immunizations available:
- Polio Inactivated (for those with weakened immune systems)
- Typhoid Oral (3 course dose)
- Yellow Fever
- Typhoid and Hepatitis A combined
- Hepatitis A
- Junior Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis A & B combined
- Meningitis A & C
- Meningitis ACWY
- Rabies IM
- Japanese Encephalitis
- Diphtheria and Tetanus combined
- Tick Borne Encephalitis
- TB Test
- TB (BCG)
I don't know if they're still offering Bubonic Plague jabs.
You'd have to ask. Prices are good, service is quick and comprehensive.
Also on offer is medical travel advice and consultation services for
the areas you intend to visit, blood tests, malaria treatment kits, and
everything you can imagine and more.
London W.1.J 9HQ
nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus)
London EC2V 6DT (nearest tubes: Mansion House, Bank, or St. Paul's):
Ring on tel (from USA, first dial 011 44) (0) 845 600 2236 or click
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