Travel Vaccinations

The practice provides an NHS vaccination service for routine scheduled vaccinations and a limited selection of vaccines needed for travel.

Which vaccines do I need for travel?

You can find out which vaccinations are necessary or recommended for the areas you’ll be visiting on these websites:

Which vaccines do the practice offer?

We can only offer the following vaccines for free on the NHS:

  • polio (given as a combined diphtheria/tetanus/polio jab)
  • typhoid
  • hepatitis A
  • cholera

For travel to some countries, other vaccines may be required. These can be obtained privately (at a cost). Some private providers are listed below.

How do I arrange my vaccines at the surgery?

In most instances, travel is planned, and therefore we only offer routine appointments for travel vaccines. This can mean a wait of 1-2 weeks for an appointment. We advise preparing at least 8 weeks before travel.

Before being given any vaccines we require you to arrange a telephone consultation with a practice nurse to check which vaccines you have already had and what you might require. You can arrange this by calling reception.

How can I arrange my vaccines more urgently, as I need to travel soon?

Travel vaccines will only be given on a “urgent” basis where a patient can clearly demonstrate that they could not have predicted the need to travel (e.g. unwell relative) and not simply for a holiday. If you need a vaccine urgently for a holiday, we advise you contact a private provider.

Private Providers

The practice does not specifically endorse or reccomend these provider. Other providers will be available.

Superdrug, Unit G, Arnison Shopping Park, Durham DH1 5GB. Tel: 0333 311 1007 

Boots, 2-5 Market Place, Durham DH1 3NB, Tel: 0191 3842213 

MASTA Countrywide 

Last modified: January 12, 2023