Travel Vaccines & Fees

Vaccine Charges and Certificates

Diphtheria / Tetanus / Polio £0.00 – Free
Hepatitis A £0.00 – Free
Hepatitis A & Typhoid Combined £0.00 – Free
Typhoid £0.00 – Free
Hepatitis B*
for travel purposes only
£40.00*
Meningitis A, C, W & Y £50.00*
Anti Malarial Private Prescription £15.00*
Flu Vaccination seasonal
includes certificate, for travel only
£25.00*
Fitness to Travel Certificate £25.00
Certificates / Private Prescriptions
per private prescription, per certificate, per person
£15.00

* Price is per dose, several doses maybe required as part of the course

Vaccines Available

Hepatitis B

This infection is transmitted through sexual contact or contact with blood or blood products. Vaccination is recommended for people spending long periods of time in endemic areas. People with high-risk occupations working abroad should also be vaccinated (such as doctors, nurses, dentists, teachers etc). A course of vaccines is required – three injections over six months although more rapid schedules can be done for those leaving with less time available.
When: Ideally six months before travel.

Hepatitis A

A disease transmitted through contaminated food or water, spread via the faecal/oral route. This disease occurs world-wide although there is a higher incidence in the developing world where hygiene may be poor. Vaccination protects initially for one year and then a further injection boosts immunity to 20 years, possibly life.
When: Two to four weeks before travel.

Meningitis A, C W and Y Vaccine

This vaccine is mandatory for pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia for either the Hajj or Umra. A disease transmitted by droplets in the air. Recommended for travellers who will be in close contact with local people in risk areas. Meningitis occurs in a belt across Africa during the dry season and periodic epidemics occur elsewhere. Vaccine covering four strains of Meningitis.
When: Two to three weeks prior to travel.

Cholera

Transmitted mainly in faecally in contaminated water and food. Vaccine recommended during outbreaks or for aid workers, those working in poor conditions when unable to take effective precautions. Vaccine also provides some protection against ETEC – one of the bacteria’s known to cause travellers diarrhoea. A course of two oral vaccines gives 80% coverage for two years.
When: Min three weeks prior to travel.

Malaria

A wide range of tropical diseases are spread by biting insects, the most dangerous to the traveller being the risk of catching malaria. Anti-malaria tablets are not always 100% effective and due to resistance of the parasites to these drugs, so precautions against being bitten by mosquitoes must be taken by travellers to malaria endemic areas. Book an appointment for travel clinic for further advice. Anti malaria tablets are not available on the NHS and will be charged for.

Polio

Part of most national childhood vaccine programmes. Boosters recommended every 10 years for travel to areas outside of Europe, Australasia or the Americas.
When: Anytime before departure.

Tetanus

A routine childhood vaccine. Boosters needed every ten years for travel to areas where immediate treatment may not be available, or after a cut or injury.
When: Anytime before departure.

Diphtheria

A routine childhood vaccine. A disease of close contact (transmitted through droplets in the air). Vaccine is recommended for those who will be in close contact with infected people in endemic areas (much of the developing world and the former states of the USSR) or for those requiring a tetanus booster, as they are available in a combined vaccine. Boost every 10 years.
When: Anytime before departure.

Typhoid

A disease transmitted through food or water contaminated with infected faeces. Vaccination provides approximately 80% protection for three years. Recommended for those travelling to areas with poor hygiene/ limited access to safe food and water in lower risk areas. Available as a single shot or as a combined vaccine with Hepatitis A.
When: Two weeks before travel.

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