Almost one in four UK holidaymakers don’t get any vaccinations despite travelling to areas that have life-threatening infectious disease.
It’s not worth skipping travel vaccinations. Infectious diseases can make you very sick, spoil your holiday and even kill or cripple you.
Find out what you need for your destination and when and where to get vaccinations.
More on vaccines
For an explanation of how vaccines work, how we know they are safe, and advice for specific age and at-risk groups, see more on the vaccines
What’s available on the NHS?
Not all travel vaccinations are freely available on the NHS. Some are only available privately, and have to be ordered on a private prescription. These incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge . See more on NHS and private travel jabs; for vaccinations not available via the NHS, you can use the Travel Clinic Camberley
When and where
Use the links above to see where and when to have your travel jabs.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible – at least 6 – 8 weeks before you travel – as a second or third appointment may be required with the practice nurse, as some vaccinations are given as courses. Your final appointment needs to be ideally at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.