RESOURCES FOR THE CHILD TRAVELLER

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Many of these resources are already available on other pages of the website but I’ve collected them here as well to have one focal point for this subject.  Please note, although the image on this page is of young children, there are some resrouces listed below that are more relevant to older children and teenagers.

  • Childhood schedules: The UK National childhood immunisation programme, flowchart for vaccination of indivuals with uncertain or incomplete vaccination status and quick chart of vaccine preventable disease terms in multiple languages – see Immunisation Resources in HELP – click here (items 3, 5 and 6).
  • Useful paper: Hagmann S et al.  Illness in Children After International Travel: Analysis from the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network. 2010 Paediatrics 1072 – 1080.  Free access paper, click here
  • Malaria: Guidelines for malaria prevention in travellers from the UK.  See pages relating to children and tables for paediatric doses of chemoprophylaxis click here.  For more malaria resources see here
  • Rabies resources see here
  • Gap year travel advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office click here
  • Insurance from the FCOfacts, insurance statistics,  and the FCO Know Before You Go campaign
  • Sexual health leaflet for teenagers and young adults, plus awareness posters click here and go to item no. 11
  • Kids Travel Doc click here (website written by paediatrician Dr Karl Neuman)
  • Videos to educate in relation to young travellers see items no. 2 and 5 – 10 here
  • Travelling fun book from Dr Deborah Mills click here 
  • Bravery certificates: see item no 14. in Tools click here
  • Medical kit for school excursion to Peru (by kind permission from Prof. Marc Shaw) see here for further details
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