Structure of Travel Medicine in the Netherlands
- All Municipal or Regional Public Health departments (GGD) offer yellow fever vaccination, other vaccinations and counseling on malaria and other health risks. They cover around 50% of all travellers.
- Specialised Travel Clinics related to hospital outpatient departments offer yellow fever vaccination, other vaccinations and counseling on malaria and other health risks as well as post travel care.
- Occupational health services sometimes offer yellow fever vaccination, other vaccinations and counseling on malaria and other health risks, to the general public.
- Some General practitioners offer vaccinations and counseling on malaria and other health risks. A few also provide yellow fever vaccination. All General practitioners offer post travel primary care.
- Basic advice on vaccinations and malaria prevention for travellers is
also given by pharmacies and travel agents.
Guidelines for vaccinations and malaria prevention are set by a working group of about 25 medical experts from different fields within travel medicine and published by the LCR. The working group consists of health workers (physicians and paramedical) working in tropical medicine, in public health, in primary care, in occupational health services, in public health laboratories and in the Ministry of Health. LCR is the secretariat and the executive body for the working group.
- Guidelines are officially published by LCR and distributed to all it's members.
- National Coordination Centre for Travellers Health (LCR)
- KLM - Travel Clinic
- Tropicare - Travel and health
- Medical information from the Dutch GGD (in Dutch)
- Travel and Health - Gezond op Reis (in Dutch)
- Link to tips for the long flight
- World Health Organisation - Health and General Information