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
NaTHNaC - https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries
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/Polio||Should have x 5||Last vaccine within last 10yrs||Funded by NHS|
|MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)||Should have x 2||If had 2 course is complete||Funded by NHS|
|Hepatitis A||2 doses: 0,6-12mths||After 2nd vaccination immunity can last for 25yrs||Funded by NHS|
|Hepatitis B||4 doses: 0,1,2 + 12 month||For 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 yrsHep B – as above
|Funded by NHS||To have this vaccine set NHS criteria must be met|
|Typhoid||1 dose||3yrs||Funded by NHS|
|Rabies||3 doses: 0, 7, 28 days||10 years||£54 each||Can have 3rd vaccine at 21 days if necessary|
|Cholera||2 sachet doses. To be taken 1 to 6 weeks apart.|
2 years >6yrs6 months 2-6yrs
|Funded by NHS|
|Japanese Encephalitis||2 doses: 0, 28 days; rapid cover 0, 7 days||1-2 years depending on level of risk||Private Prescription|
|Meningitis ACWY||1 dose|
8 years for pilgrims – Hajj, Umrah certification as per Kingdom of Saudi Guidance.5 years protection from manufacturers data