Travel Vaccinations - update 10.8.2017
The practice has been advised by Public Health England that there is a global shortage of some vaccines being requested by patients travelling abroad.
Hepatitis A & B &Typhoid
The practice currently has no stock and is unable to order any.
We are advised that some travel clinics and local pharmacies have limited stock. Please contact them directly for further information re stock and cost.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete the Travel Health questionnaire below and forward to the practice, once the questionnaire has been processed you can make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements and the vaccination schedule required. Please complete all boxes and include all 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 commence your schedule of immunisations at least 8 weeks before you travel - as often a series of appointments will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. Some vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. It is important that vaccinations are given 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.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Hepatitis A/typhoid: free
Hepatitis A: free
Typhoid: X 3 capsules = Total cost = £30.00
Hepatitis B: A course of three vaccines which need to be commenced ONE MONTH before travel. Cost: £28.18 PER VACCINE – total of £84.54
Meningitis ACWY: Compulsory for those attending the Haj Pilgrimmage. Cost: £43.60
Rabies: (3 doses required) = £165.00
Japanese encephalitis (2 doses required) = £214.20
Tick-borne encephalitis = £53.40
If you need other yellow fever you will need to go to a travel clinic. Information on this will be available on the internet.