Holiday jabs 'too costly'

COST and complacency are causing holidaymakers to avoid travel vaccinations, according to a new survey.

As many as 26 per cent of people needing jabs have travelled abroad without them in the past 12 months, a survey by insurance company LV found.

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Around half of tourists are complacent about the need for jabs, while 12 per cent who did not have them cited financial reasons for their decision.

The survey found 43 per cent of GPs said the cost of vaccinations over the last five years had risen, with malaria tablet prices going up by more than 11 per cent.

The survey showed that 19 per cent who did not have jabs never bother to seek medical advice,