Travel Vaccinations

Our Practice Nurses carry out NHS travel vaccinations at the surgery.

To arrange to be vaccinated for travel

  • Make an appointment with the surgery nurse at least 8-12 weeks months prior to travel.
  • You can access travel advice from your local pharmacy. Also please look at www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk to see what vaccines are advices and, if available on the NHS we can administer these in the treatment room. 
  • We will be happy to provide you with a copy of your vaccination record.

 The following travel vaccinations are available free to patients on the NHS:

  • Diptheria, Tetanus, Polio boosters (lasts at least 10 years)

  • Typhoid (lasts 3 years)

  • Hepatitis A (lasts 1 year unless repeated within a year in which case can confer immunity for 20 years)

  • Cholera (only needed if in high risk area, doing high risk work)

We would emphasise that you should seek Specialist advice through a private travel clinic if you need to consider other vaccines (eg Hep B, Japanese Encephalitis or Yellow Fever) or if you need Malaria prevention tablets. These are not covered by the NHS,

 

 

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