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Travel Health & 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 be found at: https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

The FCDO website contains up to date security and safety issues worldwide: https://www.gov.uk/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, but some may incur a charge - further information is here. 

It is important to start planning and preparing early, and to make the process smooth please see additional information.

Before attending an appointment for a travel avccination please complete a risk assessment for each member of the travelling party available here. 

Booking your Appointment with the Nurse

Travel Risk Assessment

We recommend that you first find out more information for the countries you will be travelling to you can visit the Nathnac Website travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries. This is a very informative website and can give you information about what vaccines or medicines you need. 

If you feel that you need some vaccines or would like to discuss the advice with the nurse, then 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, you can book a travel clinic appointment with the nurse.

Please Allow Plenty of Time

You should complete the required Travel Risk Assessment Form, and book your 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. 

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.

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.

You will need to book an appointment at one of the non NHS Travel clinics listed below for these.

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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 66-68 Bridge Street, Manchester M3 2RJ Tel-0161-832-2134
  • Manchester Travel Clinic, Ladybarn Court, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6WP Tel 0161 248 6644
  • 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

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

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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

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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.

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Useful Travel Information Websites

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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