Travel Vaccinations 

 

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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.

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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).

 

  1. Visit www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk. Or  NaTHNaC - Home (travelhealthpro.org.uk) This website provides you with the information you need to determine what vaccinations you require and if malaria medication is indicated.

 

  1. If you require any of the following vaccinations (Hepatitis A, Typhoid or Revaxis), you can book an appointment at Lime Tree Surgery. These vaccinations are provided on the NHS. Please be aware you need to have at least 4 weeks before you travel for vaccinations to be given.

 

  1. For all other travel vaccinations, please contact: Sussex Travel Clinic on Hove Clinic 01273 749100 / Worthing Clinic 01903 254774 or visit www.sussextravelclinic.com

Hepatitis A

 2 doses are required 6-12 months apart.

Typhoid

 Intra-muscular- One dose will cover you for 3 years

Revaxis (Diptheria, Polio & Tetanus)

One dose will cover you for 10 years.

The UK schedule is 5 doses in a lifetime.

Our travel clinic is only available to patients registered at Lime Tree Surgery. It is important that you contact us as early as possible, because some vaccinations require more than one injection and require time to become effective.

If you require advice about what vaccinations you have had please call reception on 01903 264101 to check when you last had a Hepatitis A, Typhoid or Diptheria, Polio and Tetanus (Revaxis). You can also use the fit for travel website which provides you with the information you need to determine what vaccinations you require and if malaria medication is indicated.