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Coming to Cardiff

Do I need any vaccinations or health checks?

We recommend that you are vaccinated against tuberculosis, tetanus, polio, diphtheria, meningitis C and measles, mumps and rubella (MMR).

Current advice is that 2 doses of the MMR vaccine are needed to give you adequate protection. For students studying medicine, dentistry, nursing and other health-related courses please check the immunisation details requested on the Pre-Course Occupational Health Questionnaire sent to you.

These precautions are necessary to ensure that you are properly protected from potentially serious illness.

We strongly advise you to check with your doctor before leaving for Cardiff to confirm that these immunisations are up-to-date. If you have any queries about the vaccinations you require, please contact the University Health Centre by email health@cardiff.ac.uk

TB certificate

If you are from the Indian sub-continent, Africa or country that has TB and you do not have a medical report of a chest X-ray or a TB certificate you may be examined by a medical inspector and be given a chest X-ray at Heathrow airport.

This will take time and delay your passage through immigration control at the airport and then your onward journey to Cardiff.

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International