Travel service

The travel service offers vaccinations to students travelling abroad, and advice on safe travelling.

Travel vaccine update - April 2017

There is currently a national shortage of some travel vaccinations.

Please be aware if you book a travel clinic appointment at Students’ Health Service the nurse you see will advise you on what vaccinations are recommended for your travel, but depending on stock levels may be unable to give you them all here (this includes NHS travel vaccines).

The nurse will advise you on the day of your appointment whether the vaccines are in stock, and if not, you will need to access them elsewhere at a private travel clinic such as Nomad or STA travel.

How to book an appointment

Travel appointments are held throughout the year. During summer term it is advisable to book your travel appointment 6 to 8 weeks before your date of departure.

To book a travel appointment contact reception.

Before your appointment

  • Bring details of any previous immunisations you have received.
  • Check the Fit For Travel website in advance of your appointment so you have some ideas about health issues you will need to consider for your chosen destination. This is an extremely informative and regularly updated site.
  • For a course of immunisations where charges apply, the full cost for the course must be paid prior to the first injection being given and no refunds will be made where courses are not completed.

Cancel an appointment

  • You must give 24 hours notice to cancel an appointment.
  • We will not offer a second appointment within the same term where you have failed to attend or not cancelled your appointment in time.
  • You may have to make your own arrangements with one of the commercial travel clinics.

Vaccination charges

Vaccination charges
DiseaseCost

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis A, Typhoid, MMR (measles, mumps and rubella)

Free

Hepatitis B

£30 per dose

Rabies

£50 per dose

Yellow Fever

£53

Replacement yellow fever certificate

£15

Meningitis ACWY (Menveo)

£55

Cholera

Available on NHS prescription for certain types of travellers. Non-NHS is £40 per dose (needs to be ordered on a patient specific basis).

Tick-borne encephalitis

£70 per dose (needs to be ordered on a patient specific basis).

Japanese encephalitis (IXIARO)

£83 per dose

GP signature eg immunisation history etc

£14

Malaria

Some antimalarials are not available on the NHS and only available on private prescription - these include Malarone, Doxycycline and Mefloquine (Larium). There is a £14 private prescription charge at SHS and the pharmacy will then charge you for the individual tablets. Each pharmacy charges a different price so it is worth shopping around with your prescription. If Chloroquine and/or Proguanil antimalarials are recommended for your destination, these do not require a prescription and can be bought over the counter at a pharmacy. You can check the Fit For Travel website for further information on risk of malaria at your destination (malaria maps) and whether antimalarials are recommended.

Travellers’ diarrhoea - antibiotics

It is cheaper to buy these at NOMAD travel clinic [LINK] than to obtain them from SHS as they need to be issued on a private prescription which incurs a £14 prescription charge plus the price of the tablets from the pharmacy.

Altitude sickness - acetazolamide (diamox)

This is an unlicensed medication in England, so not prescribed at SHS, however NOMAD sell it within their clinic.

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