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The Long House Surgery
 The Long House Surgery
national health service

73 East Trinity Road

Edinburgh
EH5 3EL
Tel: 0131 552 7970
Fax: 0131 551 3965

Travel Vaccines

 

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There’s no point spending hours choosing your swimwear, beach bag and flip-flops if you barely think about the bugs and other health risks that could ruin your holiday.

 

Almost one in four UK holidaymakers don't get any vaccinations despite travelling to areas that have life-threatening infectious disease.

 

Find out which travel jabs you need for your destination.

 

It’s not worth skipping travel vaccinations. Infectious diseases can make you very sick, spoil your holiday and even kill or cripple you.

 

Vaccinations protect you against many travel-related infections, such as yellow fever, typhoid and hepatitis A. Use the information on these pages to learn about travel vaccines, which ones you need for your destination, and when and where to get them.

 

For additional general information, read our articles on travel health, and 

More on the vaccines

 

 

What’s available on the NHS?

 

Some travel vaccinations are freely available on the NHS. Others are only available privately, vaccines incuring a charge are as follows:

 Yellow Fever:  £50

Rabies: £150

Jap B: £150

Hep B: £75

Meningococcal ACWY: £60 

 

In addition a £15 charge is applicable for those malaria tablets that require a private prescription:

Malarone

Doxycycline

Mefloquine

 

More on NHS and private travel jabs

 

When and where  

Our practice nurses are trained in travel vaccinations and can provide advice and administer the vaccinations in the practice. Please contact us in plenty of time (at least one month prior to your departure date)  to discuss your requirements with them and arrange an appointment.  In order for the nurse to assess your travel vaccine needs we need you to complete a Travel Assessment Form.  This is available from reception or alternatively you can download it from the "Our Documents" section of the website.

  • Please note that there is a £25 consultation charge per person regardless of whether immunisations are needed or not. This applies to both telephone and surgery consultations.
  • Your initial consultation appointment with the nurse will be 20 minutes long. If you are travelling to multiple destinations or going away for a prolonged period you may require a 30 minute appointment.
  • There are additional charges for travel vaccinations not available on the NHS and private prescriptions, as outlined above.

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