Travel Health & Immunisations

We are pleased to offer our registered patients a travel health service. Our nurse uses up-to-date information to advise you on your health needs related to destinations around the world. They can administer most vaccinations and provide prescriptions for treatments where needed.

Many people are taking long-haul holidays requiring complicated courses of vaccines. Children also need to he vaccinated for travel abroad. Most travel vaccinations are free. To assist you in these requirements please see additional travel health information below.


Booking your appointment with the nurse

Travel Advice

Please make a telephone appointment with our Practice Nurses for travel vaccine advice. We require SIX weeks’ notice for all travel vaccines for the following reasons:

  • Lead time required to place orders for travel vaccines
  • Multiple injections maybe required to complete the course
  • Specialist advice maybe required to ensure we are giving you the best care

If you require travel vaccines with less than six weeks’ notice you should contact a private travel clinic.

Please note that for some countries proof of yellow fever vaccines may be legally required. The yellow fever vaccine needs to be administered at least 10 days prior to travel. 

Prescriptions

If you require a prescription for vaccinations this will be ready to collect 2 working days following your appointment.

Holiday health

It is always a wise precaution to pack some essential items in case of illness on holiday. Do choose medicines according to your needs and the country you are intending to visit. lf you take prescription medicines regularly remember to pack them too.

You may want to consider packing the following:

  • Paracetamol Travel Sickness tablets Plasters and a small crepe bandage
  • Rehydration solutions such as Dioralyte, Anti-diarrhoeal e.g. lmodium
  • High factor sunscreen
  • Anti-material tablets, Water purification tablets, Insect repellent
  • Condoms / other contraceptives
  • Sunhats for yourself and children

Mosquito Bite Avoidance for Travellers

In many tropical countries, mosquitoes can spread diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, West Nile, Malaria, Yellow Fever and Zika. Here are five simple rules you should follow to reduce your risk of infections spread by mosquitoes.

Download this Information Leaflet for further Information.

Please note we do not need six weeks notice for malaria tablets however remember to order malaria tablets in good time via a telephone consultation with a clinician.

Remember malaria is regularly fatal to Londoners returning from high risk areas of the world. Don't gamble - get advice.

Travel Vaccination Charges

We offer the travel health service free of charge, but unfortunately the NHS does not cover the cost of all the treatments you may need. Therefore, for some services you may need to pay.

Malaria Tablets are NOT provided on the NHS and sometimes can be bought over-the-counter or may require a private prescription. The nurse can advise regarding this or you could discuss with your pharmacist. REMEMBER some tablets have to be started at least one week before you travel and you need continue to take them when you return to the UK for the advised length of time.

Our charges for travel vaccines are

  • Typhoid - free
  • Hepatitis A - free
  • Hepatitis B - £15 administration fee for Occupational Health requests
  • Yellow Fever including certificate - £50
  • Yellow Fever exemption certificate - £15
  • Meningitis ACWY - £45
  • Rabies - £15 per appointment plus vaccine cost – pre paid at time of booking course of appointments
  • Japanese Encephalitis - £15 per appointment plus vaccine cost - pre paid at time of booking course of appointments