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Travel Vaccinationsglobal air travel

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 link 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.

Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.

Current Cost for Travel Vaccinations

Please see below information on the vaccines you may need and what cost they be to you.

Vaccine Dose & Course How long does it last Cost Other Information
Diptheria/Tetanus/PolioShould have x 5Last vaccine within last 10yrsFunded by NHS
MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)Should have x 2If had 2 course is completeFunded by NHS
Hepatitis A2 doses: 0,6-12mthsAfter 2nd vaccination immunity can last for 25yrsFunded by NHS
Hepatitis B4 doses: 0,1,2 + 12 monthFor travel – need to assess future risk, boosters can be considered at 5 years depending on level of risk. Consult healthcare professional.£30 each
Twinrix (hep A & hep B)4 doses: 0,7,21 days + 12 months

Hep A for 25 yrs

Hep B – as above

Funded by NHSTo have this vaccine set NHS criteria must be met
Typhoid1 dose3yrsFunded by NHS
Rabies3 doses: 0, 7, 28 days10 years£54 eachCan have 3rd vaccine at 21 days if necessary
Cholera2 sachet doses. To be taken 1 to 6 weeks apart.

2 years >6yrs

6 months 2-6yrs

Funded by NHS
Japanese Encephalitis2 doses: 0, 28 days; rapid cover 0, 7 days1-2 years depending on level of riskPrivate Prescription
Meningitis ACWY1 dose

8 years for pilgrims – Hajj, Umrah certification as per Kingdom of Saudi Guidance.

5 years protection from manufacturers data

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