If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which 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 make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel. If you are planning long term travel (greater than 1 month) we may need to order vaccines in for you. Your final vaccination 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.
Unfortunately there is a current nationwide shortage of stock in the UK for travel vaccinations available within the NHS. At present there are no ADULT doses of Hepatitis A are available and Hepatits A in combination with typhoid is also unavailable.
Anyone requiring these vaccinations need to contact travel clinics in the area to see if they have any available.
At present paediatric doses of Hepatits A are still available.
Hepatitis B in combination with Hepatitis A is available but no longer free of charge within the NHS. The cost is £50 per vaccination (usual schedule is a total of 4 vaccinations).
We do currently have stock of Typhoid vaccinations however the stock may soon be exhausted and if so patients will be directed to the local travel clinics for this also.
There is no shortage of Tetanus.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.