The Travel Clinic and what it offers
Please arrange to attend an appointment with our Nurse as soon as possible and at least 7 weeks before departure. If there are 6 weeks or less before your departure then we cannot support your requests at Polden Medical Practice and you need to use the services of the local MASTA travel clinics listed here.
The surgery is happy to advise you and provide necessary travel immunisations and anti-malarial therapy where necessary (subject to charges, available from reception).
Please ask for a travel form at reception. We will require details of the town, country, type of accommodation and proposed dates of travel to assess the risk factors.
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.
Travel Vaccination Fees
|Typhoid||Free of Charge|
|Rabies (Full Course of 3 vaccinations)||£170.00|
|Tick-bourne Encephalitis (full course of 3 vaccines)||£170.00|
|Meningitis ACWY||£ 50.00|
|Cholera (full course of 2 vaccines)||Free of Charge|
|Hepatitis A||Free of Charge|
|Hepatitis B (full course of 3 vaccines)||£ 120.00|
|Yellow Fever||£ 68.00|
|Japanese Encephalitis (2 vaccines)||£180.00|
|Malaria Tablets (Malarone)||£ 2.99 per tablet|
|Malaria Tablets (Doxycycline)||23p per tablet|
|Malaria Tablets (Avloclor)||10p per tablet|
Links to External Sites
Note: Polden Medical Practice is not responsible for the content of any of these websites, we also do not endorse them.
Holiday Travel Vaccinations
If you are travelling abroad it is sensible to make provision for any vaccinations well in advance of your expected date of travel, if possible a minimum of four weeks.
for information on what vaccines you may need.
Other useful websites (click to visit)
- a public access website provided by the NHS (Scotland). It gives travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK
- the most comprehensive, up-to-date and accurate source of information on vaccines, disease and immunisation in the UK.
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