Certain vaccinations are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS depending on their age or circumstances.

Click HERE for the full NHS immunisation schedule to check if you are up to date with your vaccinations.

MMR Vaccination

MMR vaccination is routinely given to children as part of the NHS childhood immunisation programme. It can also be given to older children and adults and babies over six months of age that need to be protected against measles, mumps and rubella and/or in the event of a measles outbreak.

Measles can cause very serious illness, and spreads very easily. The MMR vaccine has been shown across the world to be a safe and effective way of preventing measles. It can protect your child and others against measles infection and its serious consequences.

To find out more about the vaccination, please click HERE.

Flu Vaccination

The seasonal influenza vaccination is offered annually to people age 65 and over, pregnant women, and people who have an underlying health condition such as diabetes, heart disease or COPD. In recent years the vaccination as also been offered to children ages 2 to 10.

By having the flu vaccination, you reduce your risk of catching flu and becoming seriously unwell, and also reduce the risk of you spreading flu to others.

To find out more about the vaccination, please click HERE.

Shingles Vaccination

The purpose of the Shingles vaccination programme is to reduce the incidence and severity of shingles disease in older people. Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles is a common disease that can cause long-lasting, severe pain. It can cause permanent disability, and it occurs more frequently in those over 70 years old, who are also more likely to have worse symptoms.
All eligible patients will receive letters to book an appointment, if they would like to be vaccinated.

To find out more about the vaccination, and to check if you are eligible, please click HERE.

Pneumococcal Vaccination

The pneumococcal vaccination provides protection against pneumococcal infections which can cause very serious illness such as pneumonia and septicaemia. It is offered to people age 65 and over, and people who have an underlying health condition such as insulin- or medication-controlled diabetes, liver disease, or COPD.

Most people only have to have this vaccination once, however people with kidney disease, asplenia (no spleen), splenic dysfunction or coeliac disease require re-immunisation every 5 years.

To find out more about the vaccination, please click HERE.

Vaccines and Porcine Gelatine

For information about porcine gelatine and its use in vaccines, please view the online leaflet from Public Health England by clicking HERE.

Travel Vaccinationsglobal air travel

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.

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

Private travel consultations and vaccinations are normally available from Boots.

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

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as 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.

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.

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:- (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)

Travel Questionnaire

All patients booking in for travel advice please complete the questionnaire below in preparation for your appointment. Thank you.

Travel Questionnaire

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