The following vaccinations are available free on the NHS from our practice.
- Diphtheria, polio and tetanus booster
- hepatitis A - some combined vaccines, such as combined - hepatitis A and B
These vaccines protect against diseases which are considered to be the greatest risk to public health if they were brought into the country.
For other private travel vaccinations you are advised to attend a local private clinic and you will have to pay for these to be administered.
- hepatitis B
- meningitis C and other meningitis vaccines
- Japanese encephalitis
- tick-borne encephalitis
- yellow fever
- Malaria Tablets
For further information please visit the Fit For Travel website
Advice and vaccination are given by the Practice Nurse. Please do not ask any of the Receptionists for advice regarding travel vaccines, as they are not medically trained. If you have any queries, you must make a 10 minute appointment with the Practice Nurse. You will be asked to complete a travel questionnaire prior to the appointment, so that the Practice Nurse can check what vaccines you may require. An online version is available below.
We recommend that you have your travel vaccinations administered at least 4 – 6 weeks before your departure date.
You may need travel vaccines or, if diseases such as malaria are a risk, you may need to start protecting yourself well in advance.
Prepare a kit of travel health essentials, including sunscreen, painkillers, antiseptic, insect repellent and anti-diarrhoea pills. These will be useful wherever you're going.
Sexual health experts advise taking condoms with you to avoid the risk of buying fake brands, which may be unsafe, when you get there.
So we can offer you the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form below before coming into the practice.
It is your responsibility to make an appointment to discuss this form with a nurse after you submit this questionnaire. Please allow 48 hours before your appointment to fill in this form, and at least 6 weeks before you travel for your appointment
If you are travelling outside of Europe for more than two weeks, you need to book a double appointment.
You will need to fill out one form per person travelling.
THERE IS A CHARGE OF £10 FOR ANY PRIVATE PRESCRIPTIONS, AND SOME VACCINATIONS ARE CHARGEABLE.
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