At Wimbledon Private GP Clinic we offer a wide range of travel vaccinations to ensure your trip will be a safe as can be. By contacting our staff and providing us with your travel plans and details of previous vaccinations our experienced doctors will advise you with up to date information of exactly what vaccines you require. It is recommended that you book for your travel vaccines 6-8 weeks in advance or as soon as you can before you travel.
Protection for the following infectious diseases are commonly required.
Typhoid is spread mainly through consumption of contaminated food and drink. Risk is higher where access to adequate sanitation and safe water is limited. The vaccine is available for travellers over two years of age and will last for around three years, after which a follow-up booster vaccination will be required
Hepatitis A is spread through consuming contaminated food and water or person to person through the faecal-oral route. Risk is higher where personal hygiene and sanitation are poor. It causes a range of symptoms including jaundice, nausea, fatigue and fever and can last from a few weeks to a few months. The vaccine will protect you against hepatitis A for about a year. A booster dose, given six to 12 months after the first dose, will provide protection for up to 20 years.
Hepatitis B spreads through infected blood and blood products, contaminated needles and medical instruments, via tattoo parlours and sexual intercourse and can cause a life-long chronic condition with serious effects, including liver failure and liver cancer. The Hepatitis B vaccine is administered in either three to four-doses and can also be given to babies and children.
Tetanus is spread through contamination of cuts, burns and wounds with tetanus spores. Spores are found in soil worldwide and can also be transmitted through contact with rusty objects. A tetanus booster is recommended for adults every 10 years. The tetanus vaccines comes combined with diphtheria and polio.
Rabies is spread through the saliva of an infected animal, usually through a bite, scratch or lick on broken skin, particularly by dogs, foxes, monkeys and bats. Even when pre-exposure vaccine has been received, urgent medical advice should be sought after any animal or bat bite. 3 doses of the vaccine is required.
Cholera is spread through consumption of contaminated water and food and can cause severe vomiting and diarrhoea, leading to dehydration and shock. More common in areas with poor sanitation and lack of clean drinking water. The cholera vaccine is given as a drink, where the vaccination ingredients are mixed with water. You should avoid eating, drinking or taking oral medication for an hour before and after having the vaccination. For adults and children over the age of six, two doses of the vaccine are needed to protect against cholera for two years. After this, a booster is required if you continue to be at risk.
Malaria is an illness spread by infected mosquitoes in tropical regions of the world. It is a serious condition which can lead to high fevers, neurological problems and in severe cases can be fatal. It can be prevented by taking anti-malaria tablets.
|Cholera (2 doses, 7 days apart)||£45 (each)||£55 (each)|
|Diphtheria / Tetanus / Polio (adult booster)||£50||£60|
|Hep B (3 doses, at month 0,1 & 6)||£45 (each)||£55 (each)|
|Hepatitis A & B (3 doses, at month 0,1 & 6)||£70 (each)||£80 (each)|
|Hepatitis A / Typhoid (2 doses 6 months apart)||£80 (each)||£90 (each)|
|Hepatitis A adult / child (2 doses 6 months apart)||£55 (each)||£65 (each)|
|Japanese Encephalitis Adult (2 doses, 4 weeks apart)||£85 (each)||£95 (each)|
|Malaria tablets||Price on application||Price on application|
|Rabies (3 doses, day 1 ,7 & 21)||£65 (each)||£70 (each)|
|Tick- borne Encephalitis (3 doses)||£60 (each)||£70 (each)|
|Typhoid||£40 (each)||£50 (each)|
|International Vaccination Booklet||Free||£20|