Travel vaccinations

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you will need to make two appointments with the Practice Nurse.

It is important that you have your first appointment for an assessment to discuss your itinerary as early as possible – at least 6 weeks before you travel. Some vaccines need to be given well in advance to allow your body to develop immunity and some vaccines are given as a course over several weeks.

For your assessment the Nurse will need to know your itinerary which must include:

  • Dates of travel
  • Length of travel plans
  • All Places travelling to, all countries (any rural areas/package holiday etc.)
  • Activities you will be doing at each destination: backpacking, working as an aid worker, contact with animals, youth hostelling, or visiting off the beaten track
  • Details of previous vaccines

The second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations.

The following vaccinations are available on the NHS:

  • Polio (combined diphtheria/tetanus/polio vaccination)
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A
  • Cholera

Not all vaccinations are provided on the NHS

  • Hepatitis B
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Meningitis
  • Rabies
  • Tick borne encephalitis
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Yellow Fever
  • Malaria medication

For these vaccines you will need to book an appointment with a private travel clinic or local pharmacy offering travel health services. Available local Travel Clinics:

  • Boots
  • Superdrug
  • Liverpool school of tropical medicine

Page updated: 4 February, 2020