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The green book

The green book has the latest information on vaccines and vaccination procedures for all the vaccine preventable infectious diseases that may occur in the UK
First published : 11 April 2015 Last updated : 09 September 2015

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Country-specific information: Rationale

Epidemiological rationale for recommendations

Updated: 28 December 2023

The green book travel chapters

UK Health Security Agency Immunisation against infectious disease, the 'green book' travel chapter updates

Updated: 01 March 2024

Polio vaccination certificate

How to complete an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) for polio

Updated: 25 January 2024

Educational events

A list of courses, conferences and study days of relevance to UK health professionals working, or wishing to work, in the field of travel medicine

Updated: 19 February 2024

Infectious diseases

Travellers' diarrhoea

Following advice on food and water hygiene is sensible, but travellers should always be prepared to manage the symptoms of travellers' diarrhoea

Updated: 30 January 2024

Malaria

Malaria is a serious and potentially life threatening disease, transmitted to humans through the bite of infected female Anopheles spp. mosquitoes

Updated: 13 February 2024

Yellow fever

Yellow fever is caused by a virus, which circulates between infected monkeys or humans and mosquitoes

Updated: 14 January 2020


Preparing for healthy travel

Insect and tick bite avoidance

Protection from insect and tick bites is essential to help prevent vector-borne diseases such as malaria, yellow fever and Zika

Updated: 09 August 2020

Travel Insurance

Travellers must declare medical conditions when taking out travel insurance to ensure they are suitably covered

Updated: 26 September 2019

Sun protection

Enjoy the sun safely - limit your sun exposure, protect your skin and eyes to avoid damage from the sun’s ultra violet rays

Updated: 24 October 2018


Special risk travel/traveller

Areas of humanitarian crisis

For humanitarian aid workers and those advising those travelling to areas of conflict or disaster

Updated: 05 December 2019

Neurological conditions

Information on pre-travel preparation, tips to stay healthy abroad and links to useful resources for travellers with neurological diseases

Updated: 24 September 2020

Kidney (renal) conditions

Travel health advice for travellers and health professionals

Updated: 28 June 2022


Clinic resources

Educational events

A list of courses, conferences and study days of relevance to UK health professionals working, or wishing to work, in the field of travel medicine

Updated: 14 March 2017

'Getting to Grips...' online events and video guides

Online guides and webinar sessions for health professionals interested in travel health

Updated: 21 January 2024

Vaccines and medicines: availability, supply, shortages and use of unlicensed medicines

Information for health professionals on availability of vaccines and use of unlicensed products

Updated: 17 October 2022

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