We administer a range of travel vaccinations and advice. Some are not covered by NHS and will incur private fees. Please see link below.
For current vaccination recommendations and comprehensive travel advice, check the free NHS site Travel Health Pro.
It is recommended you make an appointment to see the Practice Nurse at least 6 weeks before travelling. This gives a chance to have all the vaccines you need. If you are travelling at short notice, we can administer an accelerated programme though this is not so satisfactory. When booking your appointment, tell the receptionist you are coming for travel jabs.
People working abroad, especially aid workers, may require extra immunisations.
If you originally come from the country you are visiting, it is likely your immunity will have worn off so it is important to be vaccinated.
- Diphtheria/Tetanus, Polio, Typhoid, and Hepatitis vaccinations are all available free of charge.
- Yellow Fever, Meningitis A&C or ACWY, Hepatitis B, and Rabies vaccinations are chargeable. Certificates are included.
- Dip/Tet and Polio may require a booster every 10 years for travellers to certain areas
- Heptatitis A requires a booster vaccine 6-12 months after the first with boosters every 10 years.
- Hepatitis B requires a booster 5 years after the initial course of 3 injections. Typhoid lasts 3 years.
- Yellow fever lasts 10 years
Don’t forget to take malaria tablets – these are not available on the NHS and need to be bought from a pharmacy. Some require a private prescription, some not. Our nurse will tell you which combination you’ll need – there may be seasonal changes. Though vitally important, the tablets do not offer complete protection so also take mosquito protection measures (mosquito netting, repellents, long sleeves, sprays and vapouriser, all of which help to some extent). All children will require protection; reduced dose vaccines and malaria prevention are available.
Useful External Websites
It would help us greatly if you had some awareness of the travel problems that you may be at risk from on your trip before you come for your appointment.
Please look at the following website, to read the information for the county you are visiting
Visit Fitfortravel to find out more information about countries and vaccinations required.
Other useful websites to look at are: