Travel Health and Immunisations

Most travellers have a safe and healthy trip, but there can be additional risks to consider when travelling abroad. Please read our general advice below about how to keep safe when travelling and what to consider when planning your trip.

The risks specific to your destination can at the following NaTHNac website: Travel Health Pro Country Information.

In addition we recommend that you view the website that contains up to date security and safety issues worldwide: Foreign Travel Advice

Many people are taking long haul holidays requiring complicated courses of vaccines. Children also need to be vaccinated for travel abroad. Most travel vaccinations are free, however unfortunately the NHS does not cover the cost of all treatments that you may need. Please see our Travel Vaccination Factsheet. 

It is important to start planning and preparing early, and to make the process smooth please see our Safe Travel Guidelines.

Booking your Appointment with the Nurse

Travel Risk Assessment

We recommend that you first find out more information about the countries that you will be travelling to by visiting Travel Health Pro. This is a very informative website and can give you information about what vaccines or medicines you may need.

You should check whether you are already covered for these by any previous vaccinations. However please note that the practice will not have any record of previous vaccinations given outside of NHS services eg. From a private travel clinic.

Compare the advice here against our Travel Vaccination guide for which vaccinations are available to you on the NHS. Any other vaccinations required must be sourced privately and will incur a charge. Remember to keep a personal record of all your vaccinations and any boosters that you might need to stay protected.

You should download a copy of our Travel Risk Assessment form (pdf) and drop it into surgery. If you don’t have online access, you can complete a paper copy available from our reception desk.

However please note that incomplete forms will be returned and could cause delays to your appointment

Your travel appointment

Once you have submitted your form, you will be called to book a travel clinic appointment with the nurse if it is required.

IMPORTANT – Please Allow Plenty of Time

You should complete the required Travel Risk Assessment Form, to be able to book an appointment with the practice nurse at least 8 weeks prior to travel. This is especially important during the summer months due to the pressure on our travel services during that time. 

A travel clinic appointment is 30 minute long with one of our Practice Nurses in which she will advise you on aspects of travel advice, including vaccines needed and / or malaria tablets required.

If you are planning to travel in less than 8 weeks, we cannot guarantee that we will have appointments available for all vaccines to be given in time so as to ensure adequate protection. 

If we don’t have suitable appointments before your travel date, then the travel clinics listed below should be able to help you.

Specialist non NHS Travel Clinics

There are specialist non-NHS travel clinics and you may we be directed to their services for certain vaccines that we are unable to provide at the surgery.

These clinics can often provide services at short notice for travellers who have been unable to plan in advance. There is a charge for these vaccines. Details of local private clinics are listed below:

  • Nomad Travel 66 to 68 Bridge Street, Manchester M3 2RJ Telephone 0161 832 2134
  • Manchester Travel Clinic, Ladybarn Court, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6WP Telephone 0161 248 6644
  • STA Travel Unit 6, Barton Arcade, 55 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2BW Telephone 0330 100 4131
  • Alexandra Practice 365 Wilbraham Road, Whalley Range, Manchester M16 8NG Telephone 0161 860 4400
  • Surrey Lodge Group Practice-11 Anson Road, Victoria Park, Manchester, M14 5BY Telephone 0161 224 2471

We do not provide private prescriptions for malaria prevention.

In addition to private travel clinics above, the following local pharmacies can provide you with a prescription for this.

Local malaria prevention providers:

  • Boots Pharmacy, Regents Park, M5 3PT
  • Asda Pharmacy Hulme, 100 Princess Road, M15 5AS

Please note that private prescriptions and vaccinations are chargeable and this price may vary depending on the provider you use.


If you require a prescription for vaccinations this will be ready to collect upto 3 working days following your appointment.

Safe Travel

In addition to making sure you are up to date with your childhood vaccinations and any of the required vaccinations for the destination you’re travelling to, it is essential that you take precautions in order to stay well during your trip.

Please see our travel advice leaflet from this link

It’s also important to consider any specific precautions you should be taking based on the area you are travelling to.

There are currently a number of restrictions in place for travel as a result of Covid-19. This advice is frequently updated and can change very quickly.

You can check this on the website:

Mosquito Bite Avoidance for Travellers

In many tropical countries, mosquitoes can spread diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, West Nile, malaria, yellow fever and Zika. Here are five simple rules you should follow to reduce your risk of infections spread by mosquitoes.

Travel Vaccination Charges

We offer the travel health service free of charge, but unfortunately the NHS does not cover the cost of all the treatments you may need. Therefore, for some services you may need to pay.

Please see our charges listed below:

ImmunisationCharge £
Issue of private prescription
(commonly issued for tablets to prevent malaria,
a further charge may be made by your pharmacist as well)
£10 per prescription
Hepatitis B vaccine adult
(per dose including administration of vaccine)
£28 per dose
Hepatitis B vaccine child
(per dose including administration of vaccine)
£25 per dose