Travel vaccinations

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 specific countries and the vaccinations required available by clicking the links below.

Globe covered in flags of the world

Europe & Russia North America
Central America South America
Caribbean Africa
Middle East Central Asia
East Asia Australasia and Pacific

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible – at least 6-8 weeks before you travel – as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. 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. Those vaccines which are provided free of charge by the NHS for travel abroad are:

  • Typhoid (to some countries)
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Hepatitis A

Old Leake Medical Centre does not charge for Hepatitis B vaccine for travel at this present time. Other vaccines which are not funded by the NHS for travel abroad are as follows together with their charges.

Vaccine Cost

  • Rabies – full course £180
  • Japanese B Encephalitis – full course £195
  • Nimenrix (Meningitis) £53
  • Tick-borne Encephalitis (full course) £196.50

Yellow Fever vaccinations are not available at Old Leake Medical Centre. A private appointment should be sought at a specialised travel clinic if this vaccine is required. The above charges include the cost of the drug including carriage and VAT, the private prescription, practice nurses time and a small administration fee.

Payment is required in advance of administration. Cheques should be made payable to Dr Sinha & Partners.

Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European Website