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 think you require travel vaccinations, please request a travel advice questionnaire through our online consultation tool (PATCHS)

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.

Risk assessment

It is important to make an appointment for a travel consultation with the Practice Nurse as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment may be required with the practice nurse if you require a course of vaccinations. Some vaccines have to be ordered if they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Please ensure you complete the travel questionnaire form at least one week before your appointment so the staff can give your form to the practice nurse so that she can be prepared for your appointment. These forms are either available for collection at reception or via the link below.

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.

Our Receptionists are not trained to offer any advice to patients on whether vaccinations are required for a particular destination.

Yellow Fever Vaccinations

We are also a designated Yellow Fever centre. This service is available to both patients and non-patients. As this is a non-NHS service there will be a charge for this details of which can be found on the private services fees page.

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.