Travel Vaccinations

There are some vaccinations which are FREE on the NHS. See the list below. These will be offered at the practice and you need to contact us 6 WEEKS before you travel so that we can assess what you need for your trip. Any immunisations you need must be given and courses completed at least 2 WEEKS before you travel so that they take full effect.. If we cannot offer you an appointment in that time frame, we will advise you to contact an external travel clinic.

We are no longer able to offer private travel vaccinations at Cantilupe or Hampton Dene surgeries. As i am sure you will understand, the nursing team need to focus on NHS care and caring for patients with long terms health related issues such as diabetes and heart disease, children’s immunisations and supporting the GP team.

Please see the NaTHNaC – Home ( for advice re NHS travel immunisation needs. If any of the immunisations below are required, please call us to book an appointment as soon as possible.

NHS VaccinationsHow Often Should it be Renewed for Travel?
Diptheria, polio and tetanus (combined booster)Every 10 years – following initial course of 5 vaccines
TyphoidEvery 3 years – if needed for travel
Hepatitis AEvery 25 years – following 2 initial vaccinations
Europe Europe & RussiaNorth America North America
Central America Central AmericaSouth America South America
Caribbean CaribbeanAfrica Africa
Middle East Middle EastCentral Asia Central Asia
East Asia East AsiaAustralasia  Australasia and Pacific

Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.