Travel Health & Immunisations

We are pleased to offer our registered patients a travel health service. Our nurse uses up-to-date information to advise you on your health needs related to destinations around the world. They can administer most vaccinations and provide prescriptions for treatments where needed.

Many people are taking long-haul holidays requiring complicated courses of vaccines. Children also need to he vaccinated for travel abroad. Most travel vaccinations are free. To assist you in these requirements please see additional travel health information below.

May we take this opportunity to wish you a pleasant trip!

Travel Appointments

Due to a shortage of nursing staff we are struggling with the availability of nurse appointments. The nursing team are currently booked up for the next 4-5 weeks.

We have had major difficulties trying to recruit an experienced practice nurse to help cope with the demand and, we are currently in the process of interviewing, however, the whole recruitment process can take up to at least 5-6 weeks. If we have no appointments to offer patient's and it is less than 8-weeks in advance of their travel, they will need to contact Manchester Travel Clinic or Nomad in Manchester Town centre.

We apologise profusely for this inconvenience and hope that our patients can bear with us at this extremely difficult time.

Booking your Appointment with the Nurse

Travel Risk Assessment

If you're planning a trip abroad please complete our Travel Risk Assessment form with details of your proposed journey. Alternatively if you prefer, drop into surgery to complete a form. (Kindly note that this service is for registered patients only)

Travel Appointment

Once you have submitted your form, please book a travel clinic appointment with the nurse, but please leave a week between submitting the form and your appointment so we can process your details.

Please Allow Plenty of Time

Patients are advised to allow plenty of time for vaccinations (at least two or three months) especially if traveling to an out-of-the-way place where they'll be living or working among local people. Some courses of vaccine such as rabies or Hepatitis B need to be given over several weeks.

You will be booked a 30 minute appointment 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.

We are a really busy surgery and so it is essential that you try to book your appointment with the practice nurse well in advance of your departure date. Occasionally, you will have some urgent reason that means you cannot plan in advance and in these circumstances we will do our best to help.

It is never too late to get some protection - please seek advice by contacting the surgery to arrange a telephone consultation with the Practice Nurse.

Specialist non-NHS Travel Clinics

Please be aware there are also 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 66-68 Bridge Street, Manchester M3 2RJ Tel-0161-832-2134
  • STA Travel-Unit 6, Barton Arcade, 55 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2BW Tel-0330 100 4131
  • Alexandra Practice-365 Wilbraham Road, Whalley Range, Manchester M16 8NG Tel 0161-860 4400
  • Surrey Lodge Group Practice-11 Anson Road, Victoria Park, Manchester, M14 5BY Tel-0161 224 2471

The following vaccines are not provided by the NHS, and therefore not available at Ordsall Health Surgery.

Rabies, Meningitis ACW135Y, Yellow Fever, Cholera, TB and Japanese encephalitis.


If you require a prescription for vaccinations this will be ready to collect 2 working days following your appointment.

Holiday Health

It is always a wise precaution to pack some essential items in case of illness on holiday. Do choose medicines according to your needs and the country you are intending to visit. lf you take prescription medicines regularly remember to pack them too.

You may want to consider packing the following:

  • Paracetamol Travel Sickness tablets Plasters and a small crepe bandage
  • Rehydration solutions such as Dioralyte, Anti-diarrhoeal e.g. lmodium
  • High factor sunscreen
  • Anti-material tablets, Water purification tablets, Insect repellent
  • Condoms / other contraceptives
  • Sunhats for yourself and children

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.

Download this Information Leaflet for further Information.

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:


Charge £

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