About the Radboud Travel and Vaccination Desk

Are you going to the (sub)tropics for a short or long time, for work or vacation? Everyone is welcome at the Radboud Travel and Vaccination Desk for advice, vaccinations, health certificates and/or a prescription for malaria, altitude sickness and/or antibiotics (on indication).

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About the Radboud Travel and Vaccination Desk

About the Radboud Travel and Vaccination Desk

Are you going to the (sub)tropics for a short or long time, for work or vacation? Everyone is welcome at the Radboud Travel and Vaccination Desk for advice, vaccinations, health certificates and/or a prescription for malaria, altitude sickness and/or antibiotics (on indication).

The Radboud Travel and Vaccination Desk has a special consultation hour for people with a chronic condition and/or tropical illness ('special travellers' consultation hour).

Use our list of questions to find out whether you are a special traveller.

Radboudumc has more than 50 years of experience in tropical medicine and is one of the expertise centres in the Netherlands in this field. In addition to caring for patients with tropical diseases, scientific research is carried out regarding diseases such as malaria, dengue, and tuberculosis. The internist-infectiologists and other specialists involved in the Radboud Travel and Vaccination Desk all have extensive work experience in the tropics. There are also extensive laboratory facilities for diagnostics into tropical diseases. Caring for people with an immune disorder is another area of ​​expertise of the department of internal medicine. Therefore, travellers with an immune disorder are a special focus group of the Radboud Travel and Vaccination Desk.

How do we differ?

The Radboud Travel and Vaccination Desk is a university medical centre with a focus on travel and tropical medicine as well. Travel advice is provided under the responsibility of academic medical specialists and specialized nurses. We focus on everyone who travels, and our concern does not end with departure. People with complaints as a result of a trip can come to us for academic medical care.


Make an appointment or a referral

You can make an appointment via email or by phone

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Make an appointment or a referral

Make an appointment

Everyone is welcome at the Radboud Travel and Vaccination Desk. 'Healthy travellers' can make an appointment via email or by phone. You will receive a confirmation by e-mail with a link to the intake form. Please complete this at least one day before the appointment. On Mondays, we have consultation hours until 7 pm; no extra costs are charged for this.

If you are taking medication or have specific health problems, please use our list of questions to determine whether you are a 'special traveller'. If this is the case or if you are in doubt, please get in touch with us first before making an appointment. Telephone number: (024) 365 56 15 (between 8.30 am and 5 pm)., email: vaccinatiepoli@radboudumc.nl

Consultation hours for special travellers

There is a separate consultation hour for 'special travellers' at the outpatient clinic for General Internal Medicine of the Radboudumc. During this consultation, you will receive advice from a specialized doctor and/or nurse during a 45-60 minute consultation.

Your treating specialist or general practitioner can refer you to this consultation. Preferably make an appointment as early as possible (preferably three months) before your trip. Some vaccinations do not work immediately, or their effectivess must be checked. If you are not sure whether it is better to avoid certain countries (for example, countries where yellow fever occurs), it is best to make an appointment before booking your trip. If you already have a yellow vaccination booklet, please bring it with you to the appointment. A visit to the consultation hour for special travelers is reimbursed by your health insurer. Whether the vaccinations and malaria tablets are also reimbursed depends on your health insurance policy.

Referral procedure

Refer your patient to the Radboud Travel and Vaccination Desk by sending an e-mail to vaccinatiepoli@radboudumc.nl. If you refer internally (within Radboudumc), the referral can also be sent via Epic, addressed to the AIG department.



Visiting address

General visiting address

Radboudumc, route 434.
Entrance Pharmacy / Outpatient Clinic Internal Specialisms (next to the main entrance).

Registration is not necessary. You can take a seat in the small waiting area.

Geert Grooteplein 8
6525 GA Nijmegen
vaccinatiepoli@radboudumc.nl
024-3655615

Visiting address 'special travellers'

Radboudumc, route number 433 (outpatient department of General Internal Medicine).
Entrance Pharmacy / Outpatient Clinic Internal Specialisms (next to the main entrance).

Geert Grooteplein 8
6525 GA Nijmegen
vaccinatiepoli@radboudumc.nl
024-3616504

Your treating specialist or general practitioner can refer you to this consultation. You can also make an appointment yourself with a referral.

Directions
You can park your car 24 hours a day in the parking garage at the main entrance. Take a ticket at the entry to the garage. There are five payment machines in the parking garage. You can pay in cash or by debit card.
Various buses depart from Nijmegen Central Station that stop at Radboudumc. The specific 'Heyendaalshuttle' departs every four minutes during peak hours. Get off at the stop: Radboudumc.


Cost overview and fees

When you come to the consultation hour, there are costs involved. You always pay consultation costs and the costs of any vaccination(s) or examination(s). Your health insurance may reimburse the expenses in full, in part or not at all.

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Cost overview and fees

When you come to the consultation hour, there are costs involved. As is the case if you make an appointment with a general practitioner, you pay consultation costs for each appointment and the costs of any other appointments for your vaccination(s). Your health insurance may fully, partially or not reimburse the expenses. This varies per (supplementary) insurance. 

You can only pay with a debit (pin) or credit card.

Price list

Consultations

 

Consult new trip

€ 22

Consult new trip kids > 15 year

€ 14

Consult new long trip  (> 3 months)

€ 30

Consult follow up

€ 13,50

Consult health certificate fill in and sign        

€ 29

Administration costs

€ 13,50


Vaccinaties per dose

BCG (Tuberculosis) 1 person

€ 87

BCG (Tuberculosis) > 2 persons

€ 54

MMR: (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)(M-M-RvaqPro)

€ 36

Typhoid (Typhim Vi)

€ 46

DTP: Diphtheria Tetanus Polio (Revaxis) *

€ 27,50

DTK: Diphtheria Tetanus and Whooping cough (Boosterix)

€ 43

Yellow fever (Stamaril)

€ 63

Shingles (Shingrix)

€ 199

Flu vaccination (Influenza)

€ 28

Hepatitis A (Havrix)

€ 52

Hepatitis A junior up to 15 years (Havrix Jr.)

€ 41

Hepatitis A immunoglobulin per 2ml (GammaQuin)

€ 50

Hepatitis A/B combination (Twinrix) *

€ 59,50

Hepatitis A/B combination junior up to 15 years (Ambirix)

€ 59,50

Hepatitis B (Engerix) *

€ 46

Japanese Encephalitis (Ixiaro) *

€ 139

Meningococcus ACWY (Nimenrix)

€ 63

Meningococcus B (Bexsero) *

€ 112

Rabies (Rabipur) 2steps version intracutaneous *

€ 47

Rabies (Rabipur) intramuscular *

€ 76

Tick-borne encephalitis (FSME-immune) *

€ 59,50

Chicken-pox (Provarivax)

€  72

* (possibly) multiple vaccinations required
 


Other operations

Blood test Hepatitis A gone through

€ 42

Blood test Hepatitis B gone through

€ 42

Blood test antibodies after vaccination(s) Hepatitis A

€ 42

Blood test antibodies after vaccination(s) Hepatitis B

€ 42

Interferon Gamma test (Tuberculosis) including statement

€ 98

MRSA combined culture throat/nose consult/statement excluded

€ 36,50

SARS-COV-2 PCR (Corona culture) including consult

€ 92,50

SARS-COV-2 PCR (Corona culture) including statement and consult

€ 117,50

SARS-COV-2 PCR (Corona culture) including statement and consult during weekend                                  

€ 137,50

Blood test  antibodiesbloed SARS-COV-2 IgG (Corona blood test)

€ 39

Covid-19 quick test statement/travel document included

€ 29,50

Tuberculin skin test: Mantoux (Tuberculosis) statement included

€ 26

Chest x-ray

€ 72


Miscellaneous

Mosquito repellent gel 60/80ml (Careplus)                        

€ 11

Mosquito repellent spray 200ml (Careplus)

€ 21

Mosquito net 1-2 persons (Careplus)

€ 42

Vaccination passport

€ 5

Vaccination passport duplicate

€ 18,50

Prescription (malaria/altitude sickness/antibiotics)

Free at consultation

 

 

COVID-19

Do you want to travel abroad? In that case, the country of destination may have specific requirements to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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COVID-19

It is currently necessary when traveling to most countries that you take a Covid-19 PCR test beforehand when you travel. Some countries consider it sufficient if you can show a lab form with a negative result. Other countries require an English non-SARS-CoV statement. 

The number of hours that must pass between the test and departure or arrival differs per country. Keep this in mind when you make the appointment. You can only make an appointment if you have no health complaints. It takes approximately 24-48 hours after the PCR test has been taken before you receive the required documents by e-mail. Personal information is entered on the statement, such as your name, date of birth, social security number and the number of your ID card or passport number. Please check this information carefully when you pass it on by telephone. Always bring your passport or ID with you to your appointment. If the result of the PCR test is positive, you will be informed by telephone. You will receive the lab form by e-mail, and your details will be passed on to the GGD.

If you want to make an appointment for a PCR test, it is important to know that costs are involved. You will NOT receive a pick-up code from us that you need for the Corona Check App.
You can also contact the Radboud Travel and Vaccination Desk for an antibody test to see whether you may have had Covid. See below for more information about PCR and antibody determination.

The PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test

The PCR test specifically shows pieces of genetic material from the new coronavirus. It is the most widely used and most reliable test. A swab is taken from the nose and throat with a cotton swab.
This goes to our lab for the PCR test. During the PCR test, copies of part of the virus are made. A piece of the virus's genetic material is greatly multiplied to demonstrate it. The PCR test has a high test sensitivity. This means that the PCR test also picks up the virus in someone who still carries little or very little virus.

Antibody determination

This serological test shows whether there are specific antibodies against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in your blood. The test shows whether you have had the virus or vaccinations. Antibodies are part of your defence, the immune system. The body makes them in response to infection with the virus or in response to vaccination against the virus. It can take 2 to 3 weeks before your body makes the suitable antibodies to be sufficiently present in your blood to be measured. Some blood is taken for a serological test.

Quick test

We offer the COVID-19 rapid test for people without medical complaints.
To travel abroad, you need a statement of a negative PCR test or Rapid test in many European countries in order to enter the country. Several countries accept a quick test. Look at the current travel advice per country to see which test you need. https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/reizen-en-vakantie
You will receive the results of this test within 20 minutes.

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Frequently Asked Questions


  • Yes, we welcome everyone.


Before, during and after the trip

Make an appointment as soon as you have booked a trip. Preferably six weeks before departure. Are you going to travel, emigrate, work or do an internship for a long time? Please get in touch with us as early as possible, preferably three months prior to the trip.

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Side effects of vaccinations

In most cases, you will have no side effects at all or only slightly after vaccination. The most common side effects are redness, pain or a rigid bump at the injection site, a stiff, sore muscle or a low-grade fever. These side effects start on the day of vaccination and usually last no longer than two days. 

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Side effects of vaccinations

In most cases, you will have no side effects at all or only slightly after vaccination. The most common side effects are redness, pain or a rigid bump at the injection site, a stiff, sore muscle or a low-grade fever. These side effects start on the day of vaccination and usually last no longer than two days. 

Yellow fever is an exception to this. Any side effects of this vaccination usually arise five to ten days after vaccination. 

If you suffer from side effects, it is usually not necessary to go to the doctor. A wet bandage and, if necessary, a painkiller can treat a red, painful spot at the injection site. You don’t need to call a doctor even if the temperature rises slightly. Any antipyretic (e.g. paracetamol) may help.

If the side effects last longer or are more severe than described above, please contact your doctor. The does not neccessarily have to be the cause of you feeling ill. For example, you may also just happen to have an infection. 

If a blood sample has been taken from you via a prick in the elbow fold, it cannot always be avoided that a bruise will occur afterwards. 
 


Take your medications with you when travelling

You cannot just take medicines that fall under the Opium Act with you on a trip. You will find which statement you need on the website of the CAK.

Special travellers


Am I a special traveller?

Check here if you are a special traveller. If you answer one or more questions with "yes" you belong to "special travellers" category. 

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Am I a special traveller?

Check here if you are a special traveller. If you answer one or more questions with "yes" you belong to "special travellers" category. 

Am I a special traveller?

  1. Do you have a chronic disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis/Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, or psoriasis and are you on medication for it in the past and/or currently? 
  2. Have you been treated for cancer in the past three months or have you ever had an organ or bone marrow transplant? 
  3. Are you taking immunosuppressive drugs? Examples include corticosteroids (prednisone) * ciclosporin, azathioprine, mycophenolate mofetil, tacrolimus, methotrexate, anti-TNF-alpha agents (infliximab, adalimumab), leflunomide, basiliximab, dacluzimab, muromomab, cyclophosphamide. * when using only corticosteroid inhalations or skin ointment, you can answer "no".
  4. Do you have congenital or acquired disorders of your immune system, such as hypogammaglobulinemia or HIV infection?
  5. You have no or insufficient spleen function?
  6. Do you have a chronic condition of your liver or kidneys?

If you answer yes to one or more questions above, you belong to "special travellers" category. 
You can call us or send us an e-mail with the question to contact you: vacccinatiepoli@radboudumc.nl. You will receive a response as soon as possible as to whether you can obtain travel advice at the general Radboud Travel and Vaccination Desk or the General Internal Medicine outpatient clinic.