Foreign Travel Health Advice

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Do you need travel vaccinations?

Our Nurses can provide travel health advice and arrange for appropriate immunisations. Please arrange an appointment for a travel consultation at least 6-8 weeks before departure if possible. Vaccines need time to take effect and some may require a course over several weeks.

Please ensure you submit our travel risk assessment questionnaire before your appointment.

Select the region you are travelling to find out more about which vaccinations and medications you will require:

Hepatitis B vaccinations

  • GP surgeries, hospitals and sexual health or GUM clinics usually provide the Hepatitis B vaccination free of charge for anyone at risk of infection.
  • GP's are not obliged to provide the Hepatitis B vaccine on the NHS if you are not thought to be at risk.
  • GP's make charge for the Hepatitis B vaccine if you want it as a travel vaccine, or they may refer you to a travel clinic so that you can get vaccinated privately.  The current cost of the vaccine is around £50:00 a dose.

Travel vaccination prices

Some travel vaccinations are provided free of charge under the NHS whilst others require a private prescription. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS and some may therefore be chargeable. Prices are listed below for your information. 

In the event that a private prescription is needed, this service will incur a one off £10 fee in addition to the cost of the vaccines

Vaccine: Applicable for travel to: Charge:
Hepatitis A Price applicable to all countries FREE
Hepatitis B Price applicable to all countries price is per dose £50
Typhoid Price applicable to all countries FREE
Td/IPV Price applicable to all countries FREE
Malaria Script Price applicable to all countries - requires private prescription £25
Meningitis ACWY(Nimenrix®) Suitable for all patients over 1 year – only 1 dose needed. Price applicable to all countries £40
Meningitis ACWY(Menveo®) Suitable for all patients including those under 1 year – children under a year require 2 doses one month apart - Price applicable to all countries £60
Rabies Price applicable to all countries (course of 3) £150

With regards to Meningitis vaccination for travel purposes, two different conjugate ACWY vaccines are available - Nimenrix® and Menveo®. In children under one year old, Menveo® should be used in preference to Nimenrix® because of the better immune response and to reduce the risk of hyporesponsiveness. In children aged over a year and adults either Nimenrix ® or Menveo® can be used and will provide similar levels of protection.

Please note that we do not provide Yellow Fever vaccination at Sunray Surgery.

Further travel information

The following websites will give you additional travel advice:

Travel Health for information of vaccinations available on NHS

MASTA for private vaccination clinics for specific country travel advice

EHIC to apply for your free European Health Insurance Card