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Travel Clinic & Employment Vaccination Advice

Deptford Medical Centre Provides Polio, Typhoid, Hepatitis A & Cholera Travel vaccines Free on the NHS. You will need to make the appointments SIX WEEKS Prior to your Travel. Some vaccines require time for your body to develop immunity and some vaccines involve a number of doses.

Polio vaccine is given as a combined Diphtheria / Tetanus/ Polio injection.

Cholera vaccines are not normally given to travellers.   The protocol is strictly for travellers to High Risk Areas where there has been an identified ongoing outbreak and subject to a risk assessement through CDC or NaTHNaC. (There is presently a world wide shortage of the cholera vaccine (WHO) and in the UK Cholera has been eradicated)

Additional information may be found at NaTHNaC, the travel health website.

https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/

Deptford Medical Centre also provide travel advice for those travelling abroad and also to those patients who require advice for their employment.

Booking Travel Vaccines: Please call after 10:00am to book your Free NHS Travel Vaccines. You will be given a Non-Urgent Face to Face Appointment which will be with the Practice Nurse or with a Doctor. The Nurse or Doctor, will require to know which countries, and areas within countries, that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. You may also obtain further information with respect to countries you are travelling from NaTHNaC.

Please book separate appointments for each family member who is due to travel.

It is important to make this appointment as early as possible, at least SIX-EIGHT WEEKS before your travel.

Travel Form

You can also complete the online Travel form and send this to us (this must be submitted prior to your appointment).

Malaria

Advice on Malaria will be given. Please download and print our useful guide below about Mosquito advice.

Hepatitis immunisation

Hepatitis B is not routinely available free of charge and therefore you may be charged for this vaccination when requested in connection with travel abroad

Private Travel Clinics

If you are unable to wait for our next available travel advice appointment, as advised by the reception staff, then you can attend any Private Travel Clinic (you can obtain these numbers in the Yellow Pages see link below i.e. type in “travel clinic” then “your area”, to display a list of clinics) charges will apply at these clinics.

Fit for Travel

If you are travelling abroad the fit for travel NHS website contains lots of useful information and guidance.

The following is a list of potential Bacterial, Viral and Parasitic Infections which a traveller needs to be aware of particularly if they are proposing travelling to the South Americas, Asia and Africa .

You are responsible for your own health and ensuring  own fitness with respect to travel demands and risks posed by the countries you intend to visit,  and to mitigate any risks posed.

The following website provides additional information.

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2024/table-of-contents

OVER 5000 BRITS DIE EVERY YEAR ABROAD, FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS. ENSURE YOU HAVE ADEQUATE INSURANCE (LIFE, TRAVEL AND HEALTH/ MEDICAL) AND SHOULD YOU HAVE AN ONGOING MEDICAL CONDITION, DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH AS TO HOW YOU WILL MANAGE IN AN EMERGENCY. IT COULD MEAN LIFE AND DEATH.

VACCINE  – PREVENTABLE DISEASES: BACTERIAL

VACCINE – PREVENTABLE DISEASES: VIRAL

PARASITIC DISEASE & INFECTIONS