We administer the full range of travel vaccinations and advice. We are an authorised Yellow Fever centre.
For current vaccination recommendations and comprehensive travel advice, check the free NHS site TravelHealthPro
It is recommended you make an appointment to see the Practice Nurse at least 6 weeks before travelling. This gives a chance to have all the vaccines you need. If you are travelling at short notice, we can administer an accelerated programme though this is not so satisfactory. When booking your appointment, tell the receptionist you are coming for travel jabs.
People working abroad, especially aid workers, may require extra immunisations.
If you originally come from the country you are visiting, it is likely your immunity will have worn off so it is important to be vaccinated.
- Diphtheria/Tetanus, Polio, Typhoid, cholera and Hepatitis A vaccinations are all available free of charge.
- Yellow Fever, Meningitis A&C or ACWY, Hepatitis B, and Rabies vaccinations are chargeable (see fees for private services). Certificates are included.
- The Japanese B Encephalitis vaccine is only available privately.
- Dip/Tet and Polio may require a booster every 10 years for travellers to certain areas
- Heptatitis A requires a booster vaccine 6-12 months after the first with boosters every 25 years.
- Hepatitis B requires a course of 3 or 4 injections depending on the schedule
- Typhoid lasts 3 years.
- Yellow fever lasts for life
Don’t forget to take malaria tablets – these are not available on the NHS and need to be bought from a pharmacy. Some require a private prescription, some not. Our nurse will tell you which combination you’ll need – there may be seasonal changes. Though vitally important, the tablets do not offer complete protection so also take mosquito protection measures (mosquito netting, repellents, long sleeves, sprays and vapouriser, all of which help to some extent). All children will require protection; reduced dose vaccines and malaria prevention are available.
September 2020 Updates and Information:
Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.
London Immunisation Team | NHS England and NHS Improvement – London Region
Seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by a flu virus.
The virus infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains.
You could also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a dry cough. Symptoms can last for up to a week.
We offer ‘at risk’ groups the flu vaccine at a certain time each year to protect you against the flu virus.
You may be invited for a flu jab if you are:
- over 65 years of age
- a serious heart or chest complaint, including asthma
- serious kidney disease
- lowered immunity due to disease or treatment such as steroid medication or cancer treatment
- if you have ever had a stroke
- If you have any queries please contact the surgery.
For more information please visit the websites below:
- Online Services
- Carer Information Factsheet
- Carer’s Zoom Sessions
- Travel Clinic
- Tests and Results
- Domestic Violence
- Preconception Advice
- Surgery Clinics
- Cancer Screening
- Children’s Health
- Managing Chronic Diseases
- Men’s Health
- Minor Surgery
- NHS Health Checks
- Planning a Family
- Private Services List and Fees
- First Contact Physiotherapy (FCP) Service
- Sickness Certificates
- Supporting a Healthy Lifestyle
- Women’s Health