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Travel Information

Travel Immunisations

We offer nurse appointments slots for travel immunisations. Please allow sufficient time to get these organised before your trip as appointments may not be available at short notice. Please note that we are not a Yellow Fever centre and cannot administer this vaccination.

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements.  This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.  There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:

 

Europe Europe & RussiaNorth America North America
Central America Central Americaindia South America
egypt Carribeanlithuania Africa
bulgaria Middle Eastpoland Central Asia
china East Asiachina Australasia and Pacific

 

Questions and Answers

 

What travel vaccines will I need?

Refer to :  www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk  or www.nathnac.org

 

What travel vaccines have I had?

If you are unsure what travel vaccines you have had, please ask our reception staff to print off your travel immunisations record for you to collect.

 

Are my vaccines up to date?

Travel vaccines are usually only valid for a certain length of time.  Please see below for how long your vaccine is valid.  After this  time has elapsed, you will require a booster:

Vaccine                                                     Valid for                                  

 

Oral typhoid                                                   1 year

Typhoid injection                                            3 years

Diphtheria, tetanus and polio                           10 years

Yellow fever                                                   10 years

1x hepatitis A                                                 1 year

2 x hepatitis A vaccines                                   25 years from the date of the last

Hepatitis B – 3 given over a month                   1 year (otherwise 5 years)

                   - 4 given in total                           5 years

                    - 5 given in total                          lifetime cover

Rabies - 3 given                                               1 year

 

What travel vaccines can I get at the Vale?

 

Diphtheria, tetanus and polio

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis A

Typhoid

(Typhoid vaccine availability is restricted and may not be available from month to month due to manufacturing problems)

 

Do I pay for these?

 

No

 

Do you prescribe malaria tablets (malarone/doxycycline or mefloquine)?

 

Malaria tablets are prescribed privately.  We do not charge for these private prescriptions.  However, you will be charged a fee by the chemist for the medication.

 

What travel vaccines are NOT available at the Vale?

 

The practice does NOT offer the following travel vaccinations:

 

Yellow Fever

Japanese encephalitis

Rabies

Meningitis ACWY

 

If you require a last-minute travel vaccine and there are no appointments available (or other vaccines are required), please refer to:

NOMAD Walk-in Centre 

3 Wellington Terrace

Turnpike Lane

London

N8 0PX

Tel: 0134 155 5061

 

Opening Hours

Monday: 9:00am-6:30pm

Tuesday: 9:00am-6:30pm

Wednesday: 9:00am-6:30pm

Thursday: 11:30am-8:00pm

Friday: 10:00am-6:30pm

Saturday: 9.00am-6:30pm

Sunday: 11:00am-5:00pm

Bank Holiday: 11:00-5:00pm

 

Or :

 

The Royal Free Travel Health Centre

Royal Free Hospital

Pond St

London

NW3 2QG

Tel: 020 7830 2885

(by appointment only)

 



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