If you plan to travel outside of the UK, you may require vaccinations against some diseases found in other parts of the world. The childhood vaccination programme will protect you against a number of diseases, however this doesn’t cover many of the infectious diseases that are found overseas.
There are two extremely useful sources of information available online which provides details of necessary and or recommended vaccinations for wherever you are travelling to:
- NHS Fit for Travel
- Travel Health Pro
The 'Travel vaccinations' page on the NHS website also has some excellent information with regards to immunisations you may require when travelling outside of the UK.
We recommend that you get travel advice at minimum, nine weeks before you travel. Most vaccination schedules take between two and six weeks to be administered, to provide the highest levels of immunity. In addition, we do not keep a stock of travel vaccines and have to order these in specially, so again, there needs to be enough time for our orders to be fulfilled, which can take between six and eight weeks.
For patients seeking travel advice and or vaccinations, please book an in-person appointment with one of our Practice Nurses. During your appointment the Nurse will check that your existing UK jabs are up to date and if you require a booster, the Nurse can arrange a further appointment for you. They will be able to discuss your travel arrangements so that they can determine what vaccinations you require, for the destination(s) you are traveling to. They can also give more general advice about travel vaccinations and travel health.
A limited number of vaccinations are available free on the NHS. These are free because they protect against diseases that are thought to represent the greatest risk to public health if they were brought back to the UK. Certain vaccinations are not included in the services provided by the NHS and therefore, the administering of them is a chargeable service.
The charges that we make for non-NHS travel vaccinations are as follows (all charges are per dose (vaccination) / per prescription unless otherwise stated):
- Meningitis ACWY : £70.00
- Re-issue of Vaccination Certificate : £15.00
We require payment prior to any vaccines being ordered.
For last minute travellers, we advise that you still book in as soon as possible as even a late vaccination will start to provide some increasing protection throughout your travels.