Travel Health

Travel Vaccines

This practice is not signed up to vaccinate individuals for foreign travel as we are not a travel clinic.

There are some vaccinations that the practice are not able to access. There are some vaccinations that we do have access to and are available free of charge as part of the NHS GP contract. There are also some vaccinations that are not free of charge.

Vaccines ideally need to be given at least 6 – 8 weeks before departure if possible. Vaccines need time to take effect and some may require a course over several weeks.

Things you need to think about, and take into consideration when you are looking for your travel advice:
Your Age
Where you are going – are there any special alerts or warnings from the foreign office etc.?
Date of travel – hurricane or monsoon season?
How long are you going for? This can effect what vaccinations you might need
Your medical history and medications you are taking – some countries won’t allow certain pain killers as they are illegal
Type of holiday – i.e. all inclusive, backpacking, are you on a budget?
Any allergies
Are you pregnant?
Mode of travel
Previous vaccination history
Insurance – Have you got adequate travel insurance? Have you notified them of any illnesses or investigations you may be undergoing?
Planned activities – playing sports abroad can affect your insurance
What are the local medical facilities like> Will you need to take anything with you?

Travel Vaccination Prices

Travel advice is covered by the NHS, however some vaccinations and prescriptions are only available privately.

Some vaccinations are free of charge on the NHS. The reason they are free of charge is that they have been deemed to pose the greatest threat to public health if they were to be brought back in to the UK.

Name of VaccineNotes/ Comments
Diptheria, Polio and TetanusCombined Booster
Hepatitis AIncluding when combined with Typhoid or Hepatitis B

There are also a number of vaccinations that are not free on the NHS, and will come with a charge:

Name of VaccineCost (£)Notes/ Comments
Hepatitis B35
Meningitis ACWY50
Rabies45Course of 3 vaccines, total £135

There are some vaccinations that we are legally not allowed to administer:

Name of VaccineNotes/ Comments
Japanese Encephalitis (Ixiaro)
Japanese Encephalitis (GCC)
Tick-borne Encephalitis
Yellow Fever

Further Information

The following websites will give you additional travel advice.