If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel, firstly we would encourage patients to visit the Fit For Travel website to determine which vaccine is needed. Please see below what vaccines can be accessed via our surgery. After this, you will need to make an appointment with a practice nurse, please make sure you tell the receptionist the specific destinations and areas you will be visiting and how long you will be spending in each country, this is so the nurse can complete a risk assessment to determine what vaccine is needed.
In your appointment, your vacation will be discussed further with the nurse and once the risk assessment has been completed, your vaccinations will be administered. This appointment should ideally be 4-6 weeks prior to departure.
The following travel vaccines are available free on the NHS:
- Polio (given as a combined diphtheria/tetanus/polio)
- Hepatitis A
Not all travel vaccinations are available free on the NHS, even if they are recommended for travel to a certain area. The cost of travel vaccines that are not available on the NHS will vary, depending on the vaccine and number of doses required.
Vaccines not available on the NHS include:
- Hepatitis B
- Japanese encephalitis
- Meningitis vaccines
- Tick-borne encephalitis
- Tuberculosis (TB)
- Yellow fever
If the surgery cannot offer you the required vaccine, you should consider contacting:
- A private travel vaccination clinic
- A pharmacy offering travel healthcare services
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
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