If you are planning a trip abroad you should see Suzanne or Marissa our practice nurses at least eight weeks before you go, if possible. This is to discuss any vaccinations you might need.
The vaccinations you need depend on where you are travelling, what existing medical conditions you have and what medication you are already taking. If you are pregnant, you should not have any unnecessary vaccinations.
As well as having new jabs for common diseases in the country you are travelling to, you should make sure you're up to date with booster jabs such as tetanus.
Your free NHS vaccinations are as follows (the following are free if you are a patient at Maywood):
- hepatitis A
- meningitis C
Other vaccinations are not free and a charge will be made (please see the CHARGES page):
- yellow fever
- meningiococcal meningitis
- japanese and tick-borne encephalitis
- hepatitis B
You will have to go back more than once for the rabies jab, as it is usually given in three doses.
Anti-malaria medication is not usually free but it is available from some pharmacies. You need to start taking it about three weeks before you travel, and continue taking it while you are away.
To find out which immunisations you require click here and find the country you plan to travel to. This will give you a rough guide only.