Please remember to contact the practice early!
It can take up to 12 weeks to complete a course of travel vaccinations. On contacting the surgery advice will be given and arrangements made for an appointment in our travel clinic for any necessary immunisations.
All immunisations are administered by the practice nurse.
What to do if you are travelling abroad and may need vaccinating
1. Check with the surgery when you last had a Hepatitis A, Typhoid or Diphtheria, Polio & Tetanus (Revaxis).
2. Visit www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk. This website provides you with the information you need to determine what vaccinations you require and if malaria
medication is indicated.
3. If you require any of the above vaccinations (Hepatitis A, Typhoid or Revaxis), you can book an appointment at Lime Tree
Surgery. These vaccinations are provided on the NHS.
4. For all other travel vaccinations, please contact: Sussex Travel Clinic on Hove Clinic 01273 749100 / Worthing Clinic 01903 254774
or visit www.sussextravelclinic.com
2 doses are required 6-12 months apart. No further booster vaccination is required after 2 dose vaccination course in healthy immunocompetent patients.
One dose will cover you for 3 years Oral- One course will cover you for 1 year. If you remain at risk of typhoid fever you should be revaccinated using a single dose at intervals of no more than 3 years.
Revaxis (Diptheria, Polio & Tetanus)
One dose will cover you for 10 years. If you remain at risk then you should be revaccinated every 10 years but only require 5 vaccinations in your lifetime.
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