Travel service

We no longer offer a private travel service, except for yellow fever. If you require a travel consultation please attend a private clinic, of which there are many in Bristol.

We are able to offer some vaccines free of of charge on the NHS, please see the table below.

A NHS appointment is not a full travel consultation, it is to see if you need the vaccinations that you are eligible for on the NHS.

To book a NHS vaccination appointment please contact reception. This must not be booked online.

Preparing for 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.

Vaccination charges

Vaccination charges

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


Yellow fever




Replacement yellow fever certificate



Available on NHS prescription for certain types of travellers as per reccomendations on the fit for travel website

GP signature for medicals



Malarone, Doxycycline and Mefloquine are much cheaper to buy from a prescribing pharmacist. 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 from a private travel clinic 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 private travel clinics sell it within their clinic.

Advice for medical students going on elective

Please check that you are up to date with your occupational health vaccines which includes hepatitis B with Occupational Health prior to leaving for your elective (0117 3317655).

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