If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse (6 weeks in advance) to discuss which countries and areas within countries you are visiting to determine which vaccinations are required. Please also complete this travel questionnaire and return it to us well ahead of your appointment. It is important that you are aware of the immunisations you will need and that this will incur a cost. We will inform you of the cost at the time of your appointment and you will be expected to make a payment at each travel appointment. Please make sure you have the means to do so when you attend your travel appointments.
You can find country information with the following links:
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Which travel vaccinations are free on the NHS?
Vaccinations for the following conditions are usually available free on the NHS:
- diphtheria, polio and tetanus booster
- hepatitis A some combined vaccines, such as combined hepatitis A and B
These vaccines protect against diseases which are considered to be the greatest risk to public health if they were brought into the country.
Regardless of whether you have the vaccinations at your GP surgery or at a private travel clinic, you are likely to have to pay for the following vaccinations for overseas travel:
- hepatitis B
- meningitis C and other meningitis vaccines
- Japanese encephalitis
- tick-borne encephalitis
- yellow fever (this can only be given at an approved yellow fever vaccination centre)
Please click here for a list of travel vaccination charges at Twyford Surgery. Payment will be required on the day.
If you are travelling to an area where malaria is a risk, you will need to take anti-malarial medication, which you can buy over the counter at a pharmacy. If you are pregnant, ideally you should avoid travelling to an area like this.
For more information click here: NHS Choices Travel Information