If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make a telephone appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this 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. Other vaccinations may be free of charge. Please check the list below but be aware that prices vary from time to time depending on which vaccine is available at the time. Current prices are available in the dispensary.
|Diphtheria /Tetanus + Polio||FREE|
|Cholera oral vaccine||Standard prescription fee. Free if you do not pay for prescriptions|
|Hepatitis B||PRIVATE CHARGE - £30.00 single dose, £90.00 Full course|
|Hepatitis B paediatric||PRIVATE CHARGE - please phone to check charge|
|Japanese Encephalitis||PRIVATE CHARGE - £89.00 single dose, £178 full course|
|Meningitis ACWY||PRIVATE CHARGE - £50.00 single dose|
|Rabies||PRIVATE CHARGE - £48.00 single dose, £144 full course|
|Tick Borne Encephalitis||PRIVATE CHARGE - £55.00 single dose, £110 full course|
|Tick Borne Encephalitis Junior||PRIVATE CHARGE - please phone to check charge|
|Anti-malarial medication||PRIVATE CHARGE (depending on medication and quantity – please ask)|
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.