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Travel Vaccinations

Here at Boughton Health Centre our Practice Nurses provide advice and interventions for travel health, including vaccinations and malaria prevention.

When travelling abroad and visiting areas where there are higher risks of contracting infectious diseases, travel vaccinations are available to offer protection for many of these diseases. Travel vaccinations will usually be required in addition to the vaccinations you receive in accordance with the UK vaccination schedule and some countries request certification to prove you have received certain vaccinations prior to allowing you entry to the country.

If you have recently booked a trip or a planning one, we recommend that you look at the following websites to familiarise yourself with general travel advice for the countries you are visiting. The websites will provide pertinent information on how you can keep safe and well during your trip, including vaccinations and malaria prevention (as appropriate).

Getting Vaccinated

As soon as you have booked your trip, please complete and submit the travel questionnaire (below) to inform the Practice Nurses of your travel plans. Once this is completed, the Practice will contact you to confirm whether vaccinations are recommended for your travel and arrange any appointments as necessary.

Travel Questionnaire  - Please complete this form in as much detail as you can. (eg. if travelling to Africa, please state which countries you're visiting.)

Please allow 8 weeks prior to departure to start receiving your vaccinations

Sufficient time to receive your vaccinations for travel is very important. This is because you need to allow yourself adequate time after receiving the vaccination to develop immunity to the diseases.

Additionally, some vaccinations you may require are completed in courses, where more than one dose required.

Fees for Travel vaccinations

Some of the vaccinations that are available for travel are offered free of charge on the NHS. These are:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid
  • Polio

The remainder of travel vaccinations and medication for malaria prevention do incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge, prices can be found on the private fees list of our website.

Yellow Fever

We are an accredited Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre so you can receive advice and vaccination for Yellow Fever here at the Practice. You do not have to be a registered patient at the Practice to receive a yellow fever vaccination. Please contact the Practice for further information on how to arrange this.

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