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Travel Advice

Travel Advice

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you will need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. 

It is important to make your travel clinic appointment as early as possible  - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment may 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.

Not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS as charges may apply. Further details are in the Clinic and Services Tab and further information about travelling in specific area is available via the links below:


Please note we are a designated Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre.

 

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

Global Shortage of Hepatitis A Vaccine

Hepatitis A is only available to travellers going to certain countries. Please book a Travel Vaccine appointment with a nurse at least six weeks prior to travelling to see if you will be affected and to book your recommended vaccinations.

Global Shortage of Hepatitis B Vaccine

Public Health England have developed temporary recommendations in light of recent global shortages of the hepatitis B vaccine to preserve vaccine stock for those at highest immediate need.

Who needs a hepatitis B jab?

All UK infants should be vaccinated because the infection can persist for many years in children and can eventually lead to complications, such as scarring of the liver or liver cancer.

The chance of catching hepatitis B, which is spread by contact with infected blood and other body fluids, is very low in the UK.

But some people - those who inject drugs and share needles, for example - are at higher risk.

In some parts of the world, including East Asia and Sub Saharan Africa, the infection is more widespread.

The risk for travellers to such countries is still low, but people visiting these countries from the UK may still want to consider getting immunised.


Can I buy the vaccine?

The current global shortage is affecting stocks in private clinics as well as the NHS. Although manufacturers are getting more stock in, supplies are limited.


How else can I protect myself?

You can:
◾ Avoid having unprotected sex.
◾ Avoid having tattooing, piercing and acupuncture in an unhygienic environment with unsterilised equipment.
◾ Avoid exposure to contaminated needles (not sharing needles)
◾ Consider taking a sterile medical equipment kit if travelling to areas with poor resources.

These precautions are also effective in protecting you against non-vaccine preventable body fluid-borne viruses such as HIV and hepatitis C.



 
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