Travel Health Sevice

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel, please complete our online travel form.

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.


Vaccinations and Advice

Many of our patients travel the world and often request travel advice before travelling and require vaccinations and antimalarials. Some of these can be supplied free of charge and some we can now supply but with a private fee payable by card at reception. We hope this extra service helps make preparation for travelling abroad simpler. 

Different vaccinations are required for different countries. For more information visit the following websites for travel health advice:

The first step in the process is to complete a Travel Health Questionnaire. Our nurses will review your completed form and then arrange for a 15 minute telephone appointment prior to coming into the Practice if you need to have any vaccinations prior to travel. They will also advise on which antimalarials you may require but we do not supply these from the Practice. 


Private Travel Vaccinations

We can provide the following vaccinations for any person (these are not restricted to our patients). These vaccinations are not provided free by the NHS.

  • Hepatitis B - £49 (3 doses per course)
  • Meningitis ACWY - £55
  • Rabies - £69 (3 doses per course)
  • Yellow Fever - £69
  • Japanese Encephalitis - £105 (2 doses per course)
  • Tick Borne Encephalitis - £65 (3 doses per course)

Free NHS Travel Vaccinations

To protect travellers and the UK population the NHS provide the following vaccinations free of charge for travellers to areas of identified risk. We can only provide these to Elsdale Street patients: 

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid
  • Diptheria, Tetanus and Polio
  • Cholera. (2 doses per course)


Malaria is a serious risk in many countries. Malaria is caused by being bitten by mosquitos.

There is currently no vaccine to protect travellers from this devastating disease, but antimalarial medication is safe, and effective and dramatically reduces your risk of catching malaria.

The are a number of antimalarial tablets available and in your travel health consultation, our nurse will advise you about the options. You will need to visit a pharmacist to purchase your medicine and we can issue a private prescription if it is necessary but some antimalarial tablets can now be bought over the counter without a prescription. 


Travellers Diarrhoea

Travellers’ Diarrhoea is the most common health problem experienced by travellers to hot countries.

It is often mild but in some cases can be very serious and debilitating, especially if you are travelling in remote areas.  There are some simple medications you can take with you which will help and our nurses can advise you in your consultation.