URGENT ADVICE FOR PATIENTS TRAVELLING ABROAD REQUIRING HEPATITIS A OR HEPATITIS B VACCINE
There is currently a nationwide shortage of Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccine
We now no longer have Hepatitis A or B vaccines. There is a nationwide shortage.
You can contact travel clinics to ascertain what their availability of the Hepatitis vaccine is.
We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause but unfortunately this situation is beyond our control.
We appreciate your patience and endeavour to answer any questions you may have regarding the situation.
Further information can be found at:-
Nathnac-National Travel Health Network and Centre:-
Public Health England https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england
From 1st February 2017 we will no longer be able to see you for travel vaccines if your departure date is less than 6 weeks from the date you submit your travel questionnaire. If you are travelling at short notice you will need to attend a travel clinic.
The only travel vaccinations we provide on the NHS at this practice are:-
Hepatitis a (Now unavailable)
Hepatitis b vaccine is available as a private vaccine therefore will incur a fee. Details of the current fee are available at reception. (Now unavailable)
We do not provide any other private travel vaccines at the surgery. We are not a travel health clinic so we do not provide in depth travel consultations or information regarding vaccines which we do not provide at the surgery.
Some anti-malarial medications are available to purchase from pharmacies. Some however require private prescriptions which are available from your GP.
We politely request that all travellers research their destination on one of the recommended web sites prior to attending for their consultation. Please bring in a copy of your itinerary.
A copy of any previous immunisations that you have is particularly important if you are newly registered at the surgery as we may not have access to your previous immunisation history when you attend.
It is important for us to know if you have allergies or if you are pregnant.
Please ensure you book your appointment for travel vaccinations 6-8 weeks in advance of your departure date as you may require a course of immunisations. We may not have appointments for travel at the last minute.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Please note that all travel vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form and book an appointment to see the nurse. If you are up to date with your vaccinations we will contact you to inform you and cancel the appointment.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Travel Cancellation Insurance Claims
If you have to cancel your holiday please can you ensure you enclose a covering letter to the doctor with the following information:
- Date the insurance was purchased
- Date the holiday was booked
- Date of illness onset
- Date of holiday
- Cancellation date