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Foreign Travel Advice

*** There is a global shortage of the hepatitis B vaccine now affecting the UK. GP surgeries across England are now unable to order the vaccine for adult patients ***

PHE have produced some guidance below which includes websites where you can find out more information.

Hep B Info for patients

If you are planning a trip abroad it is very important to check disease avoidance recommendations well in advance.  We would recommend that you contact us at least 8 weeks prior to your date of travel to ensure that there is sufficient time for you to book any vaccinations that you may be required to have.

This is because some vaccinations may not give you full protection until some time after you've had them, or you will need more than one dose.

Please see the link below for information on healthy travel:

Visit Fit For Travel. Search by country being visited and the recommended health precautions are detailed. Please also note their general travel advice such as avoiding mosquito bites by using bed nets and insect repellants: these are advised even if you also take medication to avoid malaria.

You will be required to pay for most travel vaccinations or medications. Janet will advise you on total cost but you can also use the calculator spreadsheet below to get an idea in advance*, provided you are clear on your itinerary and the website recommendations in steps 1 and 2 above.

Please note: some travel medical treatments (eg Yellow Fever vaccination) are not available at the Surgery because we do not have the necessary licence to give them. There are a number of local private Travel Clinics which are able to administer these vaccinations if your travel requires you to have them. Some countries will not allow you to enter if you haven't been vaccinated against Yellow Fever and hold a valid vaccination certificate.

Cost Calculator for Travel Imms

Guidelines for Malaria Prevention

*NB: prices shown are correct as for October 2017. Be sure to change any boxes to 0 if they already contain a number which doesn't apply to you.

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