The Flu vaccine is the best protection available against an unpredictable influenza virus which can cause serious illness and even death. You have a pivotal role in helping to prevent the spread of the virus during the winter months. Ring your GP practice to book an appointment today, don’t delay. Unsure if you are eligible, click on this link.
The HPV Vaccine is available on the NHS for girls aged 12-18 years old. If you are 18 or over and have not had the HPV vaccine you will not be eligible to have it on the NHS. If you wish to have the HPV vaccination you can you can do so from pharmacies and private clinics.
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) / Meningitis ACWY Vaccinations
It is very important for students to have had 2 doses of combined MMR vaccine. Please check this information and visit the Health Centre if you have not done so.
You are also strongly recommended to have had the Meningitis ACWY Vaccine.
More information is available Click here to find out more about the Men ACWY vaccine.
If possible try to book your Travel Health Risk Assessment appointment with the nurse 6 - 8 weeks before you go. If you are late in coming in, book an appointment anyway. Certain vaccinations need to be given over several weeks so it is better to come in as soon as possible, especially at busy times of the year for Travel Health appointments.
If you have an appointment at the Travel Health Clinic you MUST complete the Pre-Travel Questionnaire beforehand. Please bring the completed questionnaire along with your vaccination history and your Occupational health information to your appointment or email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This will help us provide you with a better service.
Before you arrive for your travel health clinic appointment the nurse will expected you to have read any advice on where you are travelling to prior to your appointment.
If you are uncertain whether you need to have a course of vaccinations or would like advice please view the following website: Fit for Travel.
Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance for your destination AS SOON AS you have booked your flights. Make sure you have an up to date European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if travelling within the EU.
Be aware that there are some unofficial websites that try to charge people for this service, but you can get your card for free via the official EHIC website.
Cost of Travel
Many travel vaccinations are not covered by The National Health Service (NHS) but you may have to pay for some. You can discuss this with the nurse at the time of your appointment.
Please remember to bring either cash or credit/debit card to your appointment. For your information and convenience you can view the price list HERE
From time to time there are national shortages in supply of vaccines. If the Health Centre vaccine stocks run low you may like to approach the following alternative Travel Health Services providers. Please note this list is not exhaustive nor are we recommending any particular service.
NHS Travel Clinics
The Royal Free Travel Health Centre
University College Hospital (UCH) Travel Clinic
Non-NHS Travel clinics
MASTA Travel Health
Medicentre's Travel Vaccinations
Nomad Travel Health Service
Trailfinders Travel Clinic
1st Contact Travel Clinic