Traveler's USA Notebook


Here's to Your Health:

Hot Tips for Happy Hypochondriacs

We Love British Airways Travel Clinics and  MASTA

    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 2236

Some  immunizations available:

  • Polio
  • Polio Inactivated (for those with weakened immune systems)
  • Tetanus
  • Typhoid
  • 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
  • Diphtheria and Tetanus combined
  • Tick Borne Encephalitis
  • Influenza
  • 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.

213 Piccadilly.
London W.1.J 9HQ
nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus)
101 Cheapside
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 here

Find Out Before You Go...and Doctors on the Road

      How can you learn about worldwide health risks, protective immunization, and where to turn when a medical problem arises?
bullet    IAMAT --  a non-profit membership organization. Since its founding in 1960, it has been a world leader in advising travellers of health risks, geographical distribution of diseases, immunization requirements and sanitary conditions of water, milk and food, and environmental and climatic conditions around the globe.
      The IAMAT directory of physicians directs members to participating physicians, specialists, clinics and hospitals in 125 countries. Access by clicking here
bulletCenters For Disease Control
Contact this Atlanta-based government organization for current information on disease and health risks in every country. Call 404-332-4559 or click here.
bulletState Department Overseas Citizens' Emergency Center
Washington, D.C.
     Contact them for current safety and political advisories for every country. It's a bit, ah, official-looking, so brace yourself before you click here.
voice tel. 202-647-5225
modem tel. 202-647-9225
fax tel. 202-647-3000




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