Travel advice and Vaccinations
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to fill in the Travel Health Questionnaire (link below), once this is filled in you will then need to call the surgery to book in for a telephone consultation with one of our Practice Nurses. Please allow at least 8 weeks prior to travelling. This allows the nurse to plan an immunisation schedule. If a second appointment is required the Practice Nurse will book you into a travel clinic.
This service provided by our nursing team includes any travel advice, immunisations and Malaria prophylaxis.
The following vaccinations are available free to charge to patients under the NHS:
- Tetanus with Diphtheria & Polio
- Hepatitis A
The following vaccinations are not covered by the NHS and a charge will be required, which must be paid prior to your second appointment as the practice will need to purchase them in advance:
- Meningitis ACWY
- Hepatitis B
Yellow fever is not available at our practice and will need to be administered at least 10 days before travel.
Patients not able to give us 8 weeks notice or with very complex travel itineries or who do not attend their appointment may be directed to a private travel clinic.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online and then call the surgery to book in for a telephone consultation with one of our Practice Nurses.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
For vaccinations not covered by the NHS, the following charges will be made and must be paid by cash or cheque prior to the first appointment.
- Japanese Encephalitis: course of 2 injections £114
- HB Vax Pro Adult: £41
- HB Vax Pro Paediatric: £36
- Rabies: £66
- MEN ACWY (NimenrixACWY): £61
- Ticovac Tickborne Encephalitis: £66
- Ticovac Junior Tickborne Encephalitis: £56
Private Prescription Price
- Private Prescription (Anti-Malaria) £15
Information about charges for travel vaccines from the local LMC
There will be an extra charge of £15 if the first appointment is booked less than 8 weeks prior to travelling due to the vaccine delivery cost.