Dr O Z Qureshi’s Surgery

Taylors Avenue Medical Centre
146 Taylors Avenue
DN35 0LN
Tel: 01472 572400
Email: nel.b81642@nhs.net

Travel Vaccinations

Travel vaccinations

You and your child may need extra immunisations when going abroad.
Before you travel we would suggest you make an appointment with our Practice Nurse for some advice.

To ensure that you are given the most up to date advice, the Practice Nurse will need some information regarding your travel details. Please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse at least 8 weeks before your travel date.

Important Information on Travel Vaccines

It is Surgery policy that 8 weeks’ notice is given when requesting travel vaccinations.
This is to allow for the nurse to

  • gather the relevant information
  • arrange the prescription
  • for you to collect the prescription and source the vaccine from a pharmacy
  • administer the vaccines with the appropriate time frame for them to provide cover

We can provide a print out of you vaccination history for you to take to another travel vaccine provider if necessary

Please contact the reception team to book a Face to Face appointment with the nurse for your initial consultation. Prior to your appointment please print off the Travel Questionnaire below and fill out, bringing the completed form with you to your appointment.

Travel Questionnaire

At this appointment your immunisation history will be reviewed and any immunisations that you require will be discussed.

The following to be done for free on the NHS by the surgery:

  • Polio (given as a combined diphtheria/tetanus/polio jab)
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A
  • Cholera

The following to be purchased by patient and patient to also pay for nurse time and admin charges:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Meningitis
  • Rabies
  • Tick-borne encephalitis
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Yellow Fever

Yellow fever vaccines are only available from designated centres.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:

Travel Vaccinations Europe & Russia

TV North America North America

TV Central America Central America

South America South America

Caribbean Caribbean

Africa Africa

Middle East Middle East

Central Asia Central Asia

East Asia East Asia

Australasia and Pacific Australasia and Pacific

Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.