Travel Vaccinations

The Practice offer a wide range of travel vaccinations, some of which are free on the NHS and some are chargable; please see our price list below.

The vaccines you need need will depend upon the countries you are visiting and dates of previous vaccinations. 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. 

In the UK, the NHS routine immunisation (vaccination) schedule protects you against a number of diseases, but does not cover all of the infectious diseases found overseas.

When should I start thinking about the vaccines I need?

Some vaccines need to be given well in advance to allow your body to develop immunity and some vaccines involve a number of doses spread over several weeks or months.

You may be more at risk of some diseases, for example, if you're:

  • travelling in rural areas
  • backpacking
  • staying in hostels or camping
  • on a long trip rather than a package holiday

If you have a pre-existing health problem, this may make you more at risk of infection or complications from a travel-related illness.

Which travel vaccines do I need?

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.

To help us ensure we offer you all relevant vaccinations, we will ask you to complete a Travel Questionnaire before making an appointment. If you'd prefer to complete our online travel questionnaire, please click herePlease be aware that you must call the Practice yourself 48 hours after submitting your Travel Questionnaire.


Other things to consider

There are other things to consider when planning your travel vaccinations, including:

  • your age and health – you may be more vulnerable to infection than others; some vaccines cannot be given to people with certain medical conditions
  • working as an aid worker – you may come into contact with more diseases in a refugee camp or helping after a natural disaster
  • working in a medical setting – a doctor, nurse or another healthcare worker may require additional vaccinations
  • contact with animals – you may be more at risk of getting diseases spread by animals, such as rabies

If you're only travelling to countries in northern and central Europe, North America or Australia, you're unlikely to need any vaccinations but it's important to check that you're up-to-date with routine vaccinations available on the NHS.

For some people travelling overseas, vaccination against certain diseases may not be advised.

This may be the case if:

  • you have a condition that affects your body's immune system, such as HIV or Aids
  • you're receiving treatment that affects your immune system, such as chemotherapy
  • you have recently had a bone marrow or organ transplant


Price per dose

Hepatitis A Free on NHS
Hepatitis A & Typhoid combined Free on NHS
Hepatitis A & B combined (Adult and Junior) Free on NHS
Polio, Tetanus, Diptheria combined Free on NHS
Tyhpoid Free on NHS
Hepatitis B, Adult £49
Hepatitis B, Junior £37
Japanese Encephalitis, Adult £105
Japanese Encephalitis, Junior £105
Meningitis ACWY (travel purposes only) £65
Polio, Tetanus, Pertussis combined £65
Rabies £75
Tick Encephalitis, Adult £75
Tick Encephalitis, Junior £65

The Complete Routine Immunisation Schedule


Please be aware that all child immunisation appointments are booked via Child Health.

They will schedule your vaccines and notify you via post. Please contact your health visitor or the child imms team if you have any queries.


Age Due

Diseases protected against

8 weeks 

Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and hepatitis B

Meningococcal group B (MenB)

Rotavirus gastroenteritis

12 weeks

Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and hepatitis B



Sixteen weeks

Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and hepatitis B


One year

Hib and MenC


Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles)

Eligible paediatric age groups

Influenza (each year from September)

Three years, four months

Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and polio

Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles)

Twelve - thirteen years


Fourteen years

Tetanus, diptheria and polio

Meningococcal groups A, C, W and Y

Sixty five years


Influenza (each year from September)


Seventy - seventy nine years