We are now able to get a reduced supply of Hepatitis A – Adult vaccine and are taking bookings for travel vaccinations.
However, patients should be aware that due to the limited stock of certain travel vaccines; they will need to allow a longer period of time for planning vaccine courses.
Please complete and return a travel risk assessment at least two to three months before travelling.
When booking your appointment please give us your destination and travel dates.
The nurse will assess your whether any boosters requested can be safely delayed to allow us to better manage our stock until supplies have stabilised.
We may contact you regarding the need for your vaccination when the nurse has reviewed your records and to advise you when vaccinations are not needed.
The surgery offers a limited NHS travel vaccination service and does not give telephone advice on travel.
The following travel vaccinations are usually available free on the NHS
– diptheria, polio and tetnus (combinded booster)
– hepatitis A
Rabies – a fee applies
Meningitis ACWY – a fee applies
Hepatitis B – a fee may be charged
Appointments should be at least 6 weeks before you travel to allow for courses of vaccinations to be completed.
Please print and complete the travel risk form and submit it to the practice at least 24 hours before you appointment to allow us to review your record Travel Form
The travel form must be completed and handed in to reception before booking your appointment with the nurse.
We give advice about Malaria prophylaxis. It is important that you receive up to date information and the correct treatment from either your travel health provider, or local pharmacist.
Useful information about Malaria can be found at:
We advise that you take a look at some of these useful websites:
Fit for Travel – (free information service) Fit for Travel
National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) NaTHNaC
Travel Health and Advice Information Travel Health & Advice
Boots Travel Service (free personalised risk assessment) Boots on line
NHS Choices travel advice NHS Choices
Other vaccinations not given in this surgery for example:
Japanese Encephalitis, Tick-born Encephalitis, Yellow Fever, Varicella, ACWY Meningitis & Tuberculosis
We will give advice as to where they can be obtained.
Private Vaccinaton Services:
Travel Health UK (Shenfield) Tel: 01277 200169
GP Services at Springfield Hospital Tel: 01245 234134
The Chelmsford Hospital Tel: 01245 253760
Waldmans Pharmacy Tel: 01245 467612
Please seek advice 6-8 weeks before departure.
Please note these private service providers may charge for providing information and there will definitely be a charge for any treatment.