The Nurses within the Practice provide information and vaccinations prior to
travelling abroad. you should book a double appointment for your initial
consultation to discuss your planned journey at least two months prior to
travel. A history of previous vaccinations would be helpful. The Practice
provides vaccinations relevant for specific areas and these are:
- Hepatitis A - 2 doses 6-12 months - 10 years cover
- Typhoid - 1 dose - 3 years cover
- Tetanus, Polio and diphtheria - if primary immunisations were not completed.
These are free of charge.
We also provide information regarding malaria prophylaxis and mosquito avoidance.
The Nurse will advise you on the recommended treatment for your planned stay
abroad and advise you regarding whether the medication can be bought via the
chemist or a private prescription will be required. Mefloguine and Malarone
require a private prescription where the pharmacist will charge a fee. we do not
charge you for issuing a private prescription.
We do not provide:
- Yellow fever
- Japanese encephalitis
- Hepatitis B (unless travelling for more than 6 months)
These are available at the School of Tropical Medicine, there is a charge for
these vaccinations. Enquires to: School of Tropical Medicine Tel
number: 0151 708 9393