From 1 February 2017 chargeable travel vaccination services will no longer be available at Rillwood Medical Centre. These include Hepatitis B, Rabies, Tuberculosis (TB), Yellow Fever, Meningitis, Japanese encephalitis and tick-borne encephalitis.
However, the following information is offered to our patients as a guide to help determine what (if any), travel vaccinations are required for the areas that they intend to visit when travelling.
Which jabs do I need?
You can find out which vaccinations are necessary or recommended for the areas you'll be visiting on these two websites:
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel most pharmacies that provide this service suggest that you contact them six to eight weeks prior to date of travel to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include identifying which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
If you're only travelling to countries in northern and central Europe, North America or Australia, you're unlikely to need any vaccinations.
People with immune deficiencies
For some people travelling overseas, vaccination against certain diseases may not be advised. This may be the case if:
- you have a condition that affects your body's immune system, such as HIV or AIDS
- you're receiving treatment that affects your immune system, such as chemotherapy
- you've recently had a bone marrow or organ transplant
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Travel vaccines are not usually kept as standard stock items by centres offering travel vaccinations and will usually have to be ordered as required (not less than 6 weeks before your intended date of travel). A second appointment will also be necessary and needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
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 and have to be paid for on a private basis.
Private travel vaccinations
You're likely to have to pay for travel vaccinations against:
Yellow fever vaccines are only available from designated centres. Danes Camp Medical Centre is a registered yellow fever centre. Please ask the receptionists for details of charges.
At Boots, our specially-trained travel health pharmacists can provide advice and information on immunisation. You can also use our online quick check tool to find out if malaria prevention medication is recommended for your trip and which vaccinations should be considered.
We recommend speaking to a Boots pharmacist six to eight weeks before you travel. However, even if time is short, we can still help you with options to consider.
Lloyds Pharmacy Online Doctor
Our travel vaccination service offers a free assessment for people who are unsure which vaccines they need for their holiday. If you already know what you need, we also offer individual vaccines. Order online and get vaccinated in one of over 200 participating Lloyds Pharmacy stores.
MASTA Travel Clinic - Abington Pharmacy (Northampton)
Please contact the clinic to book your appointment or visit us online at http://www.masta-travel-health.com/ Address: 51F Beech Avenue, Abington, Northampton, NN3 2JG
Touchwood Pharmacy Travel Clinic : We offer a comprehensive travel vaccination and disease prevention service within two of our branches; in Northampton and South London.
Touchwood Pharmacy Kingsthorpe shopping Centre Harborough Rd Northampton NN2 7BD Tel: 01604 711524
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Travel Health Questionnaire
Travel Questionnaire to be completed Click Here to download
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.