Please note: Demand for travel clinic appointments is great and we have a limited number of appointments in fixed nursing sessions. Please try and book well in advance as we cannot guarantee an appointment or completion of any vaccine courses that we suggest otherwise. There are many alternative providers of travel health advice and immunisations in London.
Locally these private clinics include:
59 Mill Lane, West Hampstead, London NW6 1NB
At Aqua Pharmacy, the specially-trained travel health pharmacists can provide advice and information on immunisation. You can have all your vaccination requirements at our pharmacy in our private consultation room.
The pharmacists will work out the vaccine requirements for your holiday using the latest information provided by the government and NHS England for the countries you visit. Call our vaccine advice line on 020 7435 4273 or visit the pharmacy in person to speak to their trained staff.
TRAVEL CLINIC TIMINGS
Walk-in Clinics are available on all our opening days as stated below:
Monday: 9am – 6.30pm
Tuesday: 9am – 6.30pm
Wednesday: 9am – 6.30pm
Thursday: 9am – 6.30pm
Friday: 9am - 6.30pm
Saturday: 9am – 12.30pm
To guarantee a chosen time slot we can take bookings by phone on 020 7435 4273 or online at www.aquatravelclinic.com
Timings may vary during public holidays.
The Royal Free Travel Health and Immunisation Clinic:
Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London NW3 2QG Monday – Saturday Tel: 020 7317 7751
Some local chemists in West Hampstead, Hampstead Heath and Finchley Road also provide travel immunisations.
Vaccination recommendations and general travel advice for the destination(s) you are travelling to is available at Travel Health Pro (provided by NHS England) at http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/country-information
Malaria advice and country risk zones can be viewed at Fit for Travel (provided by NHS Scotland) http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.aspx
Most chemists provide malaria tablets for adults without the need for a prescription from your GP practice.
Your Immunisation History:
You can view the past immunisations that we currently have recorded electronically for you once you are registered with Patient Access.
As a guideline, you should have completed the UK Routine Immunisation schedule, which includes 2 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) and the Tetanus/diphtheria/polio course in childhood and teens.
Some of the commonly provided vaccines for travel give cover for:
Diptheria/Tetanus/Polio: 10 years
Typhoid: 3 years
Hepatitis A: 1 dose lasts 1 year. However please note that due to hepatitis A vaccine supply problems, temporary dose sparing recommendations are in place, NHS England advice is that 1 dose of Hepatitis A provides 5 years cover.
A second dose of Hepatitis A provides cover for 25 years from the date of the second dose.
Yellow Fever: 1 dose lasts lifelong (2016 World Health Organisation Agreement)
Rabies: Pre-exposure course of 3 lasts 10 years (2 x post exposure doses required if you have an animal bite/scratch abroad.
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 pre-exposure)
- Hepatitis B - £ 40 adult per dose / £ 30 child per dose (3 or 4 dose usually) NB – Current national shortage of this vaccine
- Meningitis ACWY - £ 70