If you are planning a trip abroad, you should see your practice nurse, at least 8 weeks before you go. This will give you adequate time to discuss any vaccinations that you might need.
The vaccinations you need will depend on:
- where you are travelling to,
- any existing medical conditions that you have, and
- any medication that you are already taking.
If you are pregnant, you should not be given any unnecessary vaccination. Talk to your nurse who will be able to advise you about the best course of treatment.
As well as having vaccinations for common diseases in the country that you are travellin to, you should make sure that you are up-to-date with your booster jabs, such as tetanus.
We provide some travel vaccinations for free. These are:
- Hepatitis A,
- Meningitis C, and
- tetanus, diphtheria, and polio (which are combined in one vaccine)
You will need to pay for most other vaccinations. We will charge you for the vaccine and an administration fee or if you prefer you can obtain them at a special travel clinic. They include:
- Meningiococcal Meningitis (Validity of 5 years)
- Hepatitis B (Validity 10 years)
- Rabies (Validity 1 - 2 years)
Some of the vaccinations need to be given in more than one dose, which may mean you will have to return to the surgery, or travel clinic, more than once. Contact the surgery for an up-to-date price list.