Travel Vaccinations are not provided by the NHS. However it is felt that it is sensible for General Practice to provide a basic service and as such we at Trescobeas will order and administer the vaccinations. However patients should be aware of what is required and what the costs are.
There are a number of Travel vaccinations that are provided free on the NHS but there are also a number that the patient must pay for. To avoid problems the patient will be asked to pay for those non NHS vaccinations that we have to buy BEFORE we order them.
When you call in for Travel Vaccinations you will be asked to provide information of all the destinations that you will visit or pass through – not just the final destination. You will be given an initial appointment with a Nurse who will carry out an assessment and advise what vaccinations are required. You may well be given some of the required free NHS vaccinations at that initial appointment.
You will be advised what non NHS vaccinations are required – most of which will need to be ordered and so will need to be paid for in advance.
Finally you will be given a schedule for any subsequent appointments in order to complete the vaccination programme.