The Elms Medical Centre Travel Advice
The Practice Nurses will only be able to provide advice and vaccinations for standard travel and package tours for holidays up to a maximum of 3 weeks duration. For travel advice and vaccinations you will need to book an appointment at least 3 weeks before you travel.
We stock Hepatitis A, Thyphoid, Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio vaccinations free of charge for travellers.
Hepatitis B is available at a cost of £40 per injection (normally a course of 3 injections is recommended and must be paid for in advance)
We also provide basic malaria advice. If a prescription is required for malaria tablets there will be a charge of £15.00 for the prescription (this is not covered by the NHS). You will also need to pay the chemist for the cost of the malaria tablets as well as the prescription charge.
For rabies and yellow fever vaccinations, which are commonly recommended, you will need to attend one of the 'Travelled Well Clinics' listed below as the vaccinations are not available on the NHS but ask in surgery as other services are available on request.
If any of the following circumstances apply to you we recommend that you visit one of the travel clinics listed for more specialised advice and information. The circumstances are:
- travelling at short notice
- complex itineraries to different countries
- if you are pegnant or breast feeding
- longer periods of travel
- visits to relatives abroad
- work experience abroad
- pre-exisiting medical conditions
Please note that if you book with the Practice Nurse and any of the above apply then she will ask you to attend the the specialist travel clinic instead.
Well Travelled Clinics
These are a subsidary of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and can provide the necessary expertise for more complex travel.
These clinics are based in Manchester, Liverpool and Chester and can see you for travel to any destination. They keep all vaccines and tablets in stock, and can provide occupational health services and serology testing if required.
Chester - 10 Watergate Row North, Chester, CH1 2LD Tel: 0844 939 5600
Liverpool - Pembroke Place, Liverpool, L3 5QA Tel: 0151 705 3223
Manchester - Unit 3 Station Approach, Manchester Picadilly, M1 2GH Tel: 0844 846 7510
Further information about prices and the services they offer can be found on their website: http://www.welltravelledclinics.co.uk/
Boots The Chemist
Boots can provide a telephone consultation at an agreed time, available 8am - 8pm most days and 11am - 5pm on Sundays. They offer a full vaccination service and it is also available for children from the age of 5.
Chester: 47-55 Foregate Street, Chester CH1 1NA. Tel: 01244 328421 ext.
Further advice for all travellers
This can be found on the website http://www.nathnac.org// for country specific advice and recommended vaccinations or click the links below.