NHS programme

Our practice is able to offer free travel vaccinations under the NHS programme.

Details of which vaccines are offered free by the NHS are on the NHS online guide.

Depending on where you are travelling to, you might need some travel vaccines that are not included in the NHS programme. You will need to contact a private travel service if this is the case.

When should I start thinking about the vaccines I need?

The most important thing to bear in mind about travel vaccinations is the importance of forward planning. The advice on NHS website is that you should contact your GP at least eight weeks before your travel date.

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you will need to collect a travel vaccination form from reception (or print from link below) and complete, ticking all the vaccinations that you require.  We do not advise which vaccinations are needed, you will need to seek this advice from the appropriate agencies.  

Please note that we are unable to provide travel vaccinations if your date of departure is in 2 weeks or less.  We ask that you give us at least 6 weeks notice before you travel.  

The Surgery will contact you after receiving a completed travel vaccination form to arrange a suitable appointment.

Hepatitis B Vaccination

Please note that Hepatitis B vaccination for occupational health purposes is not provided free of charge on the NHS and we don’t provide it privately to patients.

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below or alternatively contact the Well Travelled Clinic at the School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool on 0151 705 3223

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America & Antarctica South America & Antarctica
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia  Australasia and Pacific

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.

Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.

Alternative providers

If your travel date is less than 5 weeks away and we can’t provide suitable appointments there are private travel clinics in the Southport area but these do, of course, charge a fee.