Travel Advice - Holiday vaccinations

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. 

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. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work. Most vaccines are kept in stock.

Our practice nurses can also provide travel health advice. Please ask at reception for an appointment with the Practice Nurse.

Payment for vaccinations

We have reviewed our policy on providing holiday vaccines free of charge.  As from 1st January 2012 we will be charging for some vaccines for overseas travel and for Private prescriptions. 

Vaccinations for the following conditions are usually available free on the NHS:

• Cholera
• Diphtheria, Polio and Tetanus booster
• Hepatitis A
• Meningitis C
• Typhoid

You will usually have to pay for the following vaccinations for overseas travel:

• Hepatitis B (see below)
• Japanese encephalitis
• Other meningitis vaccines
• Rabies
• Tick-borne encephalitis
• Tuberculosis
• Yellow fever

Hepatitis B vaccine 

The hepatitis B vaccine is usually given free of charge to people in high-risk groups for hepatitis B. However, your GP is not obliged to give the hepatitis B jab free if:

  • They think you're not at risk
  • You need the jab because of your job

Some employers may have arrangements with a GP or other healthcare service to provide the vaccine free for their employees.  This should be checked with employers before booking an appointment.

If you need the hepatitis B jab because you're travelling abroad, you will have to pay for it.

 

 

Malaria

If you require a prescription for Malaria medication there will be a charge for the Prescription.

Charges

A Schedule of fees follows.

  • Private Prescription £15.00
  • Hepatitis B  course of 3 - £111.00
  • Hepatitis B dose 4 (accelerated dose) £37.00
  • Japanese encephalitis £81.50 to £98.95
  • Meningitis (ACWY) £45.80
  • Other meningitis vaccines £48.95 to £83.95
  • Rabies  £56.00 per dose
  • Tick-borne encephalitis per dose Adult/junior £66.50
  • Yellow fever - We are unable to provide Yellow fever, there are centres locally
  • If you require a prescription for Malaria medication there will be a charge for the Prescription.

You can find out more background from www.netdoctor.co.uk/travel but please note we are not responsible for information on this site and you should speak to our nurse before travelling.