Travel Advice

We no longer offer specific travel clinics for patients travelling abroad.  However we will continue to provide vaccinations for certain conditions as advised by Public Health England.  More information on different vaccination can be found on the NHS Choices website.

Free travel vaccinations

The following travel vaccinations are usually available free on the NHS:

  • Diphtheria, Polio and Tetanus (combined booster)
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A - including when combined with Typhoid or Hepatitis B

These vaccinations are usually free because they protect against diseases thought to represent the greatest risk to public health if they were brought into the country.

Private travel vaccinations

We do not provide the following vaccinations and you will be required to go to a specialist travel clinic and pay for these vaccinations:

  • Hepatitis B when not combined with Hepatitis A
  • Japanese encephalitis and tick-borne encephalitis
  • Meningitis vaccines
  • Rabies
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Yellow Fever

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least six weeks before you travel.  You may need further appointments if a course of vaccinations is required.

When you book an appointment for your travel vaccinations please bring a printout of the vaccinations you require for the country you are visiting.  More information is available from the following:

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:

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

Travelling in Europe

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

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