Our Nurses can provide comprehensive travel health advice and arrange for appropriate immunisations. Please call to make an appointment for a travel consultation at least 6-8 weeks before departure if possible. Vaccines need time to take effect and some may require a course over several weeks.
The receptionist will ask for your intended destination, duration and date of travel. If your trip is very long, remote, or to multiple countries please ask for a longer appointment.
An excellent source of travel health information is available at www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk. Looking at this in advance can give you some idea of what to expect.
Travel advice is covered by the NHS, however some vaccinations and prescriptions are only available privately. Payment for non-NHS services must be made at the first travel appointment. Please note we are currently only able to accept cash or cheques.
The following vaccines are immediately available in the surgery:
NHS: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis A, Typhoid
Non-NHS: Hepatitis B (adult) £25 per dose (usually 3 or 4 required), Rabies £55 per dose (usually 3 required)
The following vaccines can be obtained by private prescription and a charge of £25 is payable to the surgery for each visit to administer. The cost of the vaccine is also payable to the chemist. You will be required to obtain the necessary vaccines and pay the pharmacy separately for these and return them to the practice for administration.
Hepatitis B (child)Meningitis ACWY, Japanese Encephalitis, Tick-borne Encephalitis.
Vaccines must be stored between 2 and 8 degrees in a refrigerator; the ideal way to do this is to hand them in to the practice as soon as possible.
All anti-malaria medications are provided privately. If recommended a private prescription will be issued at a cost of £15 and the cost of the medication will be payable to the pharmacy.
Yellow Fever vaccination is not provided in the surgery but available from specialist travel clinics.