When travelling please allow as much time as possible to arrange your travel appointment, with the Practice.
It is important to make the initial appointment as early as possible – at least 6 weeks before you travel – as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
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.
Please note only the undernoted vaccines are available on NHS Prescriptions:-
- Hep A
Advice on Malaria will be given.
Immunisation against infectious Hepatitis (Hepatitis A) is available free of charge on the NHS in connection with travel abroad. However Hepatitis B is not routinely available free of charge and therefore you may be charged for this vaccination when requested in connection with travel abroad
|NHS Service – We supply and administer these Vaccines under our NHS Contract||Non-NHS Services – We are not contracted to and DO NOT supply or administer these services|
|Cholera: Confirmed cholera is rare in travellers and care to avoid contaminated foods and water is more important than vaccination. Vaccination only provides partial protection and is indicated where precautions cannot be taken e.g. refugee camps. This is now only available as an oral vaccine.||Malaria Prophylaxis:This is not an NHS service to travellers.|
|TB screening for pre-travel:Contact the relevant provider.|
|Diphtheria/Tetanus/Polio:For individuals who have not had the basic course of immunisation or a reinforcing dose. Combination vaccine should be administered.||Yellow fever:This is not an NHS service to travellers.|
|Hepatitis A:Recommended for persons travelling to areas of poor sanitation where the degree of exposure to infection is likely to be high.||Hepatitis B:This is not an NHS service to travellers, employees for occupational purposes or students for educational purposes.|
|MMR/Rubella: Children aged 6-15 not previously immunised and unimmunised adults travelling to areas where the diseases are still common.||Japanese encephalitis:Named patient basis, subject to pay and report. This is not an NHS service to travellers.|
|Smallpox: No indication for smallpox vaccination for travellers. The exception is laboratory staff or workers at identifiable risk.||Meningococcal meningitis:This is not an NHS service to travellers.|
|Typhoid: Recommended for areas where food and water is likely to be contaminated. Also available in combination with Hepatitis A vaccine.||Tick borne encephalitis:This is not an NHS service to travellers.|
|Rabies: Only available on the NHS to workers in areas of special risk of contact with infected animals e.g. vets.||Rabies: Recommended for travellers to enzootic areas who may be at risk of infection, but this is not an NHS service.|
Fit for Travel
If you wish further information before you travel please click the link for Fit For Travel where further information can be obtained relating to your holiday/travel destination.