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Travel Advice

Travel Vaccinations Update

The following vaccinations will be given as part of NHS provision and no fee will be charged to a registered patient:

  • cholera
  • hepatitis A
  • paratyphoid
  • poliomyelitis
  • smallpox
  • typhoid.

The following vaccinations are not free of charge on the NHS and therefore will be declined and signposted elsewhere:

  • Japanese encephalitis and tick-borne encephalitis
  • meningitis vaccines
  • rabies
  • tuberculosis (TB)
  • yellow fever

We are advised by NHSEI, BMA and RCGP that travel vaccinations remain a low clinical priority, set against the context of the wider pandemic NHS recovery, patient access, long term condition management and offering the Covid vaccination programme.

However we recognise that they remain important to our patients. We will endeavour to do what we can, but given the wider demands on our time which are clinically urgent, you may be advised that the time window for your vaccinations is inconvenient for your travel plans.

In this scenario if we have no availability to accommodate your needs, we will signpost you to local private travel providers, who may also be able to serve any additional needs for e.g. Japanese encephalitis and tick-borne encephalitis; Meningitis vaccines; rabies; tuberculosis (TB) and yellow fever.

When booking in for travel vaccines, please ensure you have your requirements in writing. Please check at the time of making an appointment in case special vaccines need ordering. We do now also make a small charge for anti-malarial prescriptions

If travelling beyond local Europe you may be exposed to some health risks. These include, but are not limited to, infections that can be prevented by vaccinations and anti-malarial tablets, as well as a health aware lifestyle if in another environment. Please discuss this with your travel agent or ticket seller before spending your money. Further advice can be gained from www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk Another source is MASTA, visit their website www.masta-travel-health.com This last site may charge you for their advice.

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