Should you wish to travel abroad, the surgery is able to assist with vaccinations and some limited travel advice. However, should you be travelling to more exotic locations, multiple destinations or backpacking, your itinerary may be outside our expertise. In these cases we recommend that you contact:
MASTA on 0330 100 4200
MASTA provides an excellent service and all you pay for the the phone call (standard rate).
There are also plenty of good sources of information available on the internet and we would recommend the following:
International Travel and Health Page
Health and Advice for Travellers
Department of Health Advice for Travellers
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. See below for various vaccine charges.
Hepatitis A Vaccine, 1st Dose, Adult
Hepatitis A Vaccine, 2nd Dose, Adult
Hepatitis A Vaccine, 1st Dose, Child
Hepatitis A Vaccine, 2nd Dose, Child
Hepatitis A & B
Free First Dose
£35 per additional dose Hep B
Hepatitis B (3 injections per course)
£40 per injection
Japanese B Encephalitis (3 injections per course)
£80 per injection
Cholera (per course)
£55 per course
Rabies (3 injections per course)
£50 per injection
Tick Borne Encephalitis (3 injections)
£70 per injection
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us provide the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form and bring it with you to your nurse appointment. If you are unable to print out a copy of the form, please ask at reception for a copy of the form.
Travel Vaccinations Questionnaire
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).