The NHS does not fund travel services but offers a comprehensive web-site, giving the information you need to identify any vaccines advised for trips abroad. This can be found at www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk
We only provide the vaccinations available on the NHS. These are
- Diphtheria, polio and tetanus booster
- hepatitis A – some combined vaccines, such as combined hepatitis A and B
If you call the surgery for travel vaccinations we are unable to offer you travel advice. You will be advised to check your destination on a vaccinations website (National Travel Health Network and Centre) http://www.nathnac.org/ds/map_world.aspx and check what are the recommended vaccinations. If you require vaccinations other than those listed above you will need to attend a private vaccinations service. We recommend that you receive your consultation and private vaccinations prior to having your NHS vaccinations as the private service can confirm what is required. You will need to ensure you book all vaccinations in adequate time prior to travel.
We can provide a private prescription for Malaria tablets, there will be a charge for this
Please ensure you use the link below to fully research your destination and understand which vaccinations you may require prior to your initial telephone consultation with the nurse:
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.