Vaccinations for the following conditions are usually available free on the NHS and can be provided by Sister Diprose.
- Diphtheria, polio and tetanus booster
- Hepatitis A - some combined vaccines, such as combined hepatitis A and B
These vaccines protect against diseases which are considered to be the greatest risk to public health.
Currently there is a global shortage of Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccine. We have limited stocks and are following strict guidelines as to how travel patients receive vaccinations during the shortage. More information on the global shortage can be found on the Nathnac website detailed below.
We are no longer providing a full travel consultation or private travel vaccinations as listed below and strongly recommend that patients seek advice for their specific destination through the MASTA Clinic. Appointments can be booked on-line http://www.masta-travel-health.com/ or by calling 0330 100 4200:
- Hepatitis B
- Meningitis C
- Japenese encephalitis
- Tick-borne encephalitis
- Yellow fever
For up-to-date information on which vaccinations are recommended for different countries see the following websites:
MOVING ABROAD? GOING ON AN EXTENDED HOLIDAY?
If you intend to move abroad to live, or you expect to be away for an extended stay, it is possible for you to take a summary of your medical history with you. We make a small charge to cover the cost of photocopying, and would appreciate two weeks notice if you require this service. Patients who are emigrating will be able to take one month’s supply of medication; if you are holidaying three month’s supply is permitted. Please mention this when ordering your medication.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with Sr Diprose to discuss your travel arrangements. A travel risk assessment form MUST be completed prior to your travel appointment. These can be obtained via the link below or from the reception desk at the surgery. There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Travel Risk Assessment Form
It is important to complete the travel risk assessment form as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as an appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not held in stock and some may take two weeks to become effective.