If you are a registered patient and require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel, you need to make an appointment with the Practice Nurse to discuss your travel details. Most vaccines need to be given at least 4 weeks before departure, and longer for any courses of vaccines that may be required. The appointment will discuss the length of travel and details of which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting, in order to determine which vaccinations are required, whether you require anti-malarial tablets and any other general travel advice. It is important that you bring details of previous travel/childhood/school immunisations to supplement the records that we have.
Please click here to view, download and complete the Pre-travel Questionnaire to bring to your travel appointment. If you do not have access to a printer, please read this, bring the required information to your appointment and attend 10 minutes early to complete the questionnaire in the surgery.
Before your appointment, you can check which travel vaccinations are recommended for the destination (s) you are going to, at http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.aspx or http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/country-information/ These sites gives details of whether malaria is present and other diseases/general travel advice.
Other useful websites:
Foreign Office: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
General Travel Well Advice: http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.aspx
If you are registered for Patient Access you can view the immunisation history that we currently have recorded electronically for you. As a guideline, for adults the NHS provided Diptheria/Tetanus/Polio booster lasts 10 years, Typhoid 3 years, Hepatitis A -1 dose 1 year, 2 doses 25 years.
Travel vaccines that we stock which are available free on the NHS:
- Hepatitis A
Travel vaccines that we stock which are NOT available free on the NHS:
- Yellow Fever - £ 60
- Rabies - £ 55 per dose (3 doses)
- Hepatitis B - £ 40 adult per dose / £ 30 child per dose (3 doses)
- Meningitis ACWY - £ 70
- Malaria tablets - £ 15 pounds for the private prescription with additional cost per tablet at the chemist.
For Last Minute Travel where appointments are not available (or when we have supply restrictions for vaccines) please contact a Private Travel Clinic, who generally can offer a same day appointment:
http://www.masta-travel-health.com/ / Closest branch at Baker St. T 0330 100 4224 Option 1
http://www.londontravelclinic.co.uk/ / 8 London Branches. T 0203 432 1381
http://www.nomadtravel.co.uk/pg/140/Travel-Clinic/ 4 London Branches T 0134 155 5061
http://www.royalfreeprivatepatients.com/travel-clinic/ Royal Free Hospital T0203 813 7306