If you are planning to travel outside the UK, you may need to be vaccinated against some of the infectious diseases that are found in other parts of the world.
You don’t always need to be vaccinated to to travel abroad. If you do, the type of vaccinations you need depends on which country you are visiting and what you’re doing while you are there.
For further health information for people travelling go to Travel Health Pro by clicking on the link.
There are also some links below to other web-sites which may be helpful if you are travelling abroad.
If you are travelling to an area of the world where travel vaccinations – you need to talk to one of our Practice Nurses to discuss what vaccinations are needed. When you contact us to make an appointment we will initially make a telephone appointment to discuss your travel plans and any vaccinations needed – please tell us where you are going and when you are leaving when booking the appointment. You may wish to complete the Travel Risk Assessment form (see link below). The form is not compulsory but it will ensure you have all the information that you need in one place when you speak to us. It is important that you know where you are travelling to and when you will going as without this information we won’t be able able to advise you about what you need.
Please contact the surgery so that we can arrange a phone call for you with one of our nurses. The nurse will call you back on the agreed date and review your travel vaccination needs with you.
If you do need vaccinations and we offer them here we will make you an appointment to come in and have them done. Please note that some vaccinations need to be given as a course over a number of weeks. Also, we don’t keep some of the less common vaccinations in stock so these may need to be ordered in before they can be given. Please also be aware that we are not licensed to give Yellow Fever so if this is needed you will have to get this at a travel clinic – see below.
We can help with travel vaccinations if you notify us in time. You need to make contact with us 8 – 12 weeks prior to your date of travel. If you are travelling at short notice we will advise you but it is unlikely that we will be able to help with vaccinations.
Alternatively, you can visit a private travel vaccination clinic for boosters and other travel jabs. To find a private travel clinic close to you click on the following link Masta Travel Health.
Not all vaccinations are available free on the NHS, even if they’re recommended for travel to a certain area. Please click on the ‘Vaccination Fees’ link below to find a list of the vaccines we give and the charge that applies if applicable – please be aware that some of the charges listed below may be variable dependent on where you are travelling to and how long you need to take the medication. Exact costs will be confirmed after you have spoken with the nurse. Payment for travel vaccinations needs to be made in advance of them being administered.
Please be aware that we do not have card payment facilities at either surgery so payments need to be made in cash or by cheque.
Malaria – click on link for more information and advice about malaria Malaria Prevention Advice for Travellers
General Travel Advice – click on link for some useful advice for travellers adapted from information provided by Jane Chiodini who is a specialist travel advice nurse General Travel Advice Leaflet
Hepatitis B* – We can no longer offer this vaccination for Occupational Health purposes. If you work in an environment that requires you to have a Hep B vaccination you will need to visit the the Occupational Health Department at Northampton General Hospital. For further information and their price list click on link NGH Occupational Health