Travel Information

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It is important that people travelling abroad have the very latest information and guidance about possible health risks before they travel. We are delighted that we have teamed up with JDRhealthcare to offer our patients a convenient and quick travel health service. JDRhealthcare is run by a Specialist Travel Nurse, Derek Ramsay, who is fully qualified to provide advice, guidance and vaccinations.   However there is no obligation for patients to use this service and other private travel clinics are available locally. 

The majority of travel vaccinations are not available free on the NHS. There is a fee for these vaccinations which is detailed at the end of this page.  A small number of travel vaccinations are available free on the NHS.   These will continue to be provided free of charge (as long as we have 8 weeks’ notice).  If less than 8 weeks’ notice is provided, they will be issued on a private basis and a charge will be applicable.

Travel Advice/Appointments

If you require travel advice or vaccinations please contact Derek Ramsay on Tel: 01577 527597 or Mobile: 07967622186 http://www.totaltravelhealth.co.uk Please ensure you let Derek know you are a Dollar Health Centre patient.  Derek will book you an appointment if required.

Also download our travel forms (or collect from the surgery), a set per person and hand back into the health centre. Please give as much information as possible about your trip available before attending your appointment.

Timescales

Travel vaccinations are often given in courses and take time for immunity to develop. Ideally advice should be sought at least 8 weeks before travel. However Derek is happy to offer advice/treatment at shorter notice. Please note that it may not possible for us to provide these vaccinations on the NHS without at least 6 weeks’ notice.

Cost

NHS Vaccines

If everything you require is available on the NHS and you have given enough notice to arrange a routine appointment there will be no fee.

The following vaccines are available for free on the NHS:

  • Diphtheria, polio and tetanus (combined booster)
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A (There is currently a worldwide shortage of this vaccine; this will be discussed in necessary).
  • Cholera

Non-NHS Vaccines

If you require any travel vaccinations/medication outwith the NHS, there will be a fee as detailed below (please note that these are approximate costs and may vary slightly depending on wholesale price of vaccine).. Any NHS vaccinations will not be charged as long as plenty notice prior to travel has been given.

VACCINE/TEST

APPROXIMATE COST –PER DOSE

BCG

£45

CHOLERA

£55 (Free if 8 weeks’ notice given)

CHICKENPOX (2 Doses)

£50

DIPTHERIA,TETANUS, POLIO

£35 (Free if 8 weeks’ notice given)

FLU

£12

HEP A

£45

HEP A&B (3 Doses)

£50

HEP A & TYPHOID

£65 (Free if 8 weeks’ notice given)

HEP B (3 Doses)

£35

HEP B TESTING

£35

HPV (3 Doses)

£135

JAP B (2 Doses)

£85

MANTOUX TEST

£60

MENINGITIS ACWY

£60

MENINGITIS B

£105

MMR (2 Doses)

£40

RABIES (3 Doses)

£55

TICK BORNE ENCEPH (3 Doses)

£60

YELLOW FEVER

£60

 

 

MALARIA TREATMENT

 

DOXYCYCLINE

£0.50 PER TAB

LARIUM

£4 PER TAB

MALARONE

£2.50 PER TAB

 

Payment

JDRhealthcare has a mobile card machine available or payment can be made in cash. Dollar Health Centre does not benefit financially from this arrangement with JDRHealthcare.   All fees go directly to JDRhealthcare.

Next Steps — Booking an Appointment

Please complete and return the Travel Form in the Forms to Download page.

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