If you're planning to travel outside the UK, you may need to be vaccinated against some of the serious diseases found in other parts of the world.
Vaccines against Typhoid, Hepatitis A, and Polio (given as combined Polio, Diphtheria/Polio/Tetanus) are provided free by the NHS.
Others are chargeable, and often need to be ordered in advance. Some need to be given well ahead of your travel date to allow your body to develop immunity, and some vaccines involve a number of doses spread over several weeks or months.
So it's important to receive the vaccinations you need no later than 6-8 weeks before you're due to travel.
Call our nursing team in advance to identify the vaccinations needed, and then an appointment can be arranged in good time.
If the vaccinations are chargeable then we will take a deposit before we order in the vaccines in.
You will be asked to pay the balance of the charge when you come to the surgery for your vaccination appointment.
For information, you can be more at risk of some diseases if for example,you are:
- travelling in rural areas
- staying in hostels or camping
- on a long trip rather than a package holiday
You can also find out which vaccinations are necessary or recommended for the areas you'll be visiting on these websites:
Some countries require proof of vaccination (for example, for polio or yellow fever vaccination), which must be documented on an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) before you enter or when you leave a country.
Our nursing team will provide all the advice you need, so book a routine appointment at Eden to discuss.