Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Jabs!

Done, finally.. by a very nice nurse.. it didn't hurt at all.. from what I read the jabs can be pretty expensive even covered by NHS as an administration fee might be required, but to be honest some of them on their website are for free.

Our GP is not one of those clinics that offer travel vaccines so it cost us £14.50 each for 2 vaccines for tetanus, diphtheria and polio, typhoid, hepatitis A and some combined vaccines, such as combined hepatitis A and B . In 6-12months we must go for a booster so in January or June 2012 we have to go back.

Do not go to one of those Travel Clinics as you will end up paying easily £45 per dose.

http://www.londontravelclinic.co.uk/prices.aspx

We had only some of the vaccines done as in the area we are going to, not all are needed and you can always check on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for the country you go to and what is recommended.

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/

http://www.nhs.uk/Planners/vaccinations/Pages/traveljabsonthenhs.aspx

Travel jabs on the NHS

Not all travel vaccinations are available free on the NHS, even if they're recommended for travel to a certain area. As a general rule, the following travel jabs are usually free:

  • tetanus, diphtheria and polio booster
  • typhoid
  • hepatitis A and some combined vaccines, such as combined hepatitis A and B
  • cholera

You almost certainly have to pay for vaccinations against meningococcal meningitis, hepatitis B, yellow fever, rabies, tuberculosis, Japanese encephalitis and tick-borne encephalitis, regardless of whether you have the vaccinations at your GP surgery or at a private travel clinic.

Last reviewed: 12/04/2010

Next review due: 12/04/2012

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