GP surgeries are working under increasing pressure, and have to prioritise the services they can provide. We no longer offer a full travel service. The NHS has a very comprehensive web-site, giving the information you need to identify any vaccines advised for trips abroad, and ensure that you stay as healthy as possible.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the Fit For Travel website.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Travel vaccinations price list
The following vaccinations are still free of charge on the NHS:
|DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio)||Revaxis||10 yearly|
|Hepatitis A||Havrix, Avaxim||25 years after 2nd dose|
|Typhoid||Typherix, Typhim vi||3 yearly|
** Not commonly required.
Other vaccinations may be necessary for more exotic or unusual destinations, complex travel itineraries, or long stay vacations. These need to be given at a high street travel clinic. There will be a charge for these. If you would rather have all of your vaccinations done at these clinics, they can also give the vaccines above but they will charge for these.
We strongly advise you to check your requirements at least three months before travel, as sometimes a course of up to three vaccinations needs to be given over the course of several weeks.
It is your responsibility to ascertain which vaccinations (and, if relevant, anti-malaria tablets) you need, and also to inform yourself fully of recommended travel safe precautions. To do this, you should visit Travel Health Pro or the Fit For Travel website and read the information relevant to the country you are visiting.
The ‘vaccinations for some travellers’ section usually relates to back-packers, people travelling for more than 4 weeks, or special situations, e.g. working in health care projects, or with animals. If you are planning such a trip you need to make arrangements to have these at a high street travel clinic.
If you think that you need any of the vaccinations provided by the NHS, make an appointment with the nurse.
If you require yellow fever we are a registered centre. Please make an appointment with the nurse at least 10 days (preferably more) before travel. There will be charge for this service.
Although travel vaccinations are not an NHS service, some of the vaccinations are provided free of charge. Courtside Surgery is a Yellow Fever Centre. There is also a charge for some other vaccinations and malaria prevention tablets. The nurse will discuss your options at your initial appointment. You will know what charges apply before any vaccinations are given.
|Hepatitis B (3 injections per course) For employment||£145.00/course|
|Hepatitis B for travel||£90/course|
|Yellow Fever – includes cost of vaccination and administration||£55.00|
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