Adult Immunisations

We recommend an influenza immunisation to all patients aged 65 or over and patients with chronic heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes and asthma and residents of nursing and rest homes or a carer. This is usually available during October and November and clinics are run during this time. Please ask at Reception for details.

Immunisation with pneumococcal vaccine (Pneumovax), which is a one off vaccination, is also available and currently recommended for the over 65’s and those with chronic illness. This can be done at the same time as the ’flu vaccination.

All patients are encouraged to keep their tetanus immunity up to date; after the initial course of 5 tetanus vaccinations has been given, no further vaccination should be required unless there has been a major injury or travel to a remote area with limited access to medical facilities is planned. Single dose tetanus is no longer available – it is now a combination shot called Revaxis which combines tetanus, diphtheria and polio.

Adults at risk should make an appointment with the Practice Nurse for other immunisations such as hepatitis A and B and meningococcus A and C.

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Child Immunisation and Vaccination Clinic

Child development checks form part of the child health surveillance programme and are carried out at 8 weeks – see the immunisation schedule.

If your child is due any immunisations a reminder will be sent for you to attend the Practice. Immunisations cannot be administered without parental consent. Therefore if a grandparent is bringing the baby, written consent must be brought with the child and pre-signed by the parent. Social Services must also give written consent if the child is under the care of Social Services.

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Travel information and vaccination clinic

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the Practice Nurse at least 4 weeks before you travel.  

Our Travel Clinics are very busy and it is advisable to make arrangements to have your travel vaccinations in good time as last minute appointments are very seldom available. If we cannot offer you a suitable appointment there are alternative travel clinics, details of which can be found through www.masta.org.

Please print and complete the Foreign Travel Form and return to the Practice as soon as possible so that an appointment can be made for you.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because travel vaccination is not included in the services provided by the NHS and therefore is a chargeable service as follows:

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  • Hepatitis A - FOC                                                                                                                                              
  • Tetanus/diphtheria/polio - FOC 
  • Typhoid - FOC
  • Engerix B - £87.35 (x4 doses) 12 mths £71.76 (x3) or £40.59 (x1)  
  • Hepatitis B - £84.71 (x4) £69.78 (x3) or £39.93 (x1)
  • Japanese encephalitis - £140.20 (x2)
  • Meningitis ACWY - £45.08
  • Rabies - £128.68 (x3) or £59.56 (x1)
  • Tico-Vac - £140.20 (x3) or £101.80 (x2) or £63.40 (x1)
  • BCG (TB) - not able to give at the Practice.

Payment can be by cash, debit card or cheque with a cheque guarantee card at our Dispensary.

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There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific
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