We offer a travel vaccination and advice service here at the practice. If you wish to use this service we need you to complete a travel questionnaire and make an appointment with the practice nurse. We request that travel consultations be made well in advance, at least 6 – 8 weeks before you travel. Please note we are not able to carry out any emergency vaccination programs if you don’t allow enough time before you travel, as our appointment availability will not allow for this.
Some vaccinations are free under the NHS and these will be offered and given to you in practice if the Nurses research indicates that you need them. However, some vaccinations and treatments are not covered and need to be obtained and administered on a private basis; these are not available in practice. The Practice Nurse will advise you accordingly at the time of your consultation, but you will have to attend a private travel clinic if you need any non-NHS treatment.
To clarify what is available please see the lists below:
The private vaccines that incur a cost and are not covered by the NHS and not available in practice are as follows:
Japanese Encephalitis x 3 doses
Tick Encephalitis x 3 doses
Rabies x 3 doses
Hepatitis B x 3 doses including blood test
Meningitis AWC x 1 dose
The vaccines that are covered by the NHS and therefore do not incur a charge and are available in practice are as follows:
Combined hepatitis A and B
Combined hepatitis A and typhoid
Tetanus, diphtheria and polio
If you wish to proceed with travel advice please complete the travel questionnaire which is available at the practice reception and make an appointment.