Travel Vaccinationsglobal air travel

If you're planning to travel outside of the UK, you may need to be vaccinated against some of the serious diseases found in other parts of the world.

Not all travel vaccinations are available free on the NHS, even if they're recommended for travel to a certain area. In the UK, the childhood vaccination programme protects you against a number of diseases such as tetanus, but it does not cover most of the infectious diseases that are found overseas.

Which travel vaccines are free?

The following travel vaccines are available free on the NHS from your GP surgery:

These vaccines are free because they protect against diseases thought to represent the greatest risk to public health if they were brought into the country. If you require any any other vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to ensure that you arrange these through a private clinic at least 6 to 8 weeks before you're due to travel. Some NHS surgeries offer a private travel clinic service in addition to NHS services however this isn't something that we offer at Plas Y Bryn.

Which travel vaccines will I have to pay for?

You'll have to pay for travel vaccinations against:

The cost of travel vaccines that are not available on the NHS will vary, depending on the vaccine and number of doses you need.

It's worth considering this when budgeting for your trip.

You can find further information from the NHS travel vaccination overview webpage by clicking Here

Travelling in Europe

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

Fear of Flying

We do not prescribe Diazepam for fear of flying.

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