BCG & Mantoux Test: £100 (Each test)
The BCG vaccines vaccinates against tuberculosis (TB). This type of TB vaccination is not given routinely and instead is given to babies and children who have recently arrived from countries with TB or who have been in contact with people who have been infected with TB.
You need to have one of the internationally-accepted Mantoux skin tests before you have a BCG vaccination. Mantoux test shows whether your body has ever been exposed to TB germs before. This skin test involves injecting a substance called PPD tuberculin into the skin of your forearm.
You require two appointments for the Mantoux test – first to administer the test then after 48 hours to measure the results. If Mantoux test shows you are suitable to have the BCG vaccination and you wish to have it, BCG vaccination can be administered on the second appointment.
Cervical Cancer / HPV £150 each (3 doses)
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine or Gardasil is licensed for the prevention of cervical cancer and genital warts for females. It is most effective if given before sexual activity starts. The longevity of the vaccine has not been established and as the vaccine does not protect against all strains of HPV, cervical screening should continue. The vaccine is given by injection into the arm. The vaccination procedure is a course of three injections, the second after 2 months and the third 6 months after the first. Vaccine manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur.
Chickenpox £80 each (3 doses)
Chickenpox is not a serious illness but it can be very uncomfortable as the symptoms include flu-like symptoms and a very itchy rash. As chickenpox is not a serious illness and children only usually get the illness once, immunisation is not routinely available on the NHS. If you are concerned that you are at risk from catching a serious illness as a result of chickenpox then speak to our Medical Team about a chickenpox vaccination.
Cholera £40 each (2 doses)
Cholera is a water-borne infection, common in the Middle East, South America, Africa and Asia, which causes severe diarrhoea. The vaccine is taken as a drink and is recommended for people travelling to areas with widespread cholera or where a recent outbreak has been reported.
Adults take two doses of oral vaccine with a 1-6 week interval between doses. Cholera vaccine is given as a drink in two separate doses. Food and drink must be avoided 1 hour before and 1 hour after taking the vaccination. The vaccine can be given at the same time as other injected vaccines.
This is a booster vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus and polio for children from the age of 6 years old, teenagers and adults.
If you have had an injury you may need a tetanus vaccination to ensure that you are protected and this is the vaccine that should be used.
People who are more susceptible to complications resulting from flu, including pregnant women, over 65s and at-risk children, are offered the flu jab on the NHS. If you do not fit into one of these groups but would still like to be vaccinated against the flu virus then the vaccination is available privately. Adults will only need a single dose.
Hepatitis A £45 each (3 doses)
This viral liver infection is common in Africa and India and produces symptoms including nausea, fever, diarrhoea and muscles and joint pain. It’s recommended to have a vaccination for hepatitis A if you’re planning to travel anywhere where sanitation is poor.
The vaccine should be administered 2 to 4 weeks before travelling. Hepatitis A vaccine should provide protection for at least a year after the first dose. A booster should also be given up to 36 months following the initial dose. This should provide protection from the virus for at least 10 years.
Hepatitis B £45 each (3 doses)
Hepatitis B is a viral liver infection which causes flu-like symptoms and in more severe causes symptoms include jaundice due to liver damage. Hepatitis B is passed through the body fluids or blood and is commonly passed through unprotected sex. There is a risk of contracting the disease if you travel to areas including Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Southern and Eastern Europe.
You need three doses of the vaccine for full protection. The second dose is usually given one month after the first dose. The third dose is given five months after the second dose.
One to four months after the third dose you may need to have a blood test. You may need one if you are at risk of infection at work, especially as a healthcare or laboratory worker or if you have certain kidney diseases. Your doctor will be able to advise you if you need a blood test. This checks if you have made antibodies against the hepatitis B virus and are immune.
Hepatitis B vaccine can be given to people of all ages and duration of protection lasts for at least 20 years.
Hepatitis A&B (Adult): £85
Hepatitis is a disease which affects the liver, causing the organ to swell. In extreme cases hepatitis can cause liver cancer or scarring. If you are travelling to areas such as Africa, Central and South America, South East Asia, Russian Federation, Southern and Eastern Europe, it’s advisable to be vaccinated before you go. This vaccine is given as a course of three injections; the second dose one month after the first, followed by a third dose after a further six months. The injections are administered into the muscle of the upper arm in adults.
In exceptional circumstances in adults, for example if travel departure is within a month after starting the vaccination course and there is not enough time for the standard 0, 1, 6 month schedule to be completed, a quicker schedule of three injections at 0, 7 and 21 days may be used. If you are given this faster course, it is recommended that you then have a fourth dose 12 months after your first dose of the vaccine.
Some vaccines remain effective for a lifetime, while others have to be updated after a few years. This vaccine provides immunity against hepatitis A for 10 years and hepatitis B for 5 years. A ‘booster’ injection can be given 5 years after the first course to provide continued immunity against both viruses. Alternatively, booster vaccines can be given separately; hepatitis B after 5 years and hepatitis A after 10 years.
Hepatitis A+Typhoid (combined) £95
Hepatitis A is a viral liver infection common to Africa and India – it causes fever, sickness and diarrhoea and if not treated, it can lead to liver infection. Typhoid is a potentially fatal illness caused by salmonella food poisoning and is found in areas of the world where sanitation levels are poor. Both diseases are caused by ingesting food or water contaminated by faeces. This combined vaccination needs to be taken at least two weeks before travel.
The combined vaccination is suitable for people aged 16 years and over.
A single dose of should be given two weeks before travel, to allow protection to develop fully.
It should provide protection for up to 36 months from both Hepatitis A and Typhoid Fever.
Japanese Encephalitis B £95 (2 doses)
Japanese encephalitis is a viral disease which is passed from animals or birds to humans via mosquito bites. The disease is rare but travellers to China and South East Asia are advised to consider having the injection, especially if you are planning to travel in the rainy season (when mosquitos are more prevalent) or if you are going to be staying in rural areas. This vaccine is given as a course of injections. Ideally, this should be completed at least one month before you travel. This gives enough time for your body to develop full resistance to the virus. The vaccine is given as two injections, with the second dose given 28 days after the first. A booster dose is required after 12 months. This vaccine is suitable for people who are 18 years of age and over.
Single measles vaccine can be used to provide occupational cover and is suitable for adults.
Adults born from 1970 or later should have at least one dose of MMR vaccine unless they fall into an exception group.
Due to the risk of birth defects with rubella, all women of childbearing age should have the MMR vaccination unless they’re currently pregnant or have confirmation of immunity from their doctor.
Adults at greater risk of exposure to measles or mumps get a second dose of MMR vaccine, given four weeks after the first dose:
- Those at risk who may need second dose of MMR vaccine
- Have been exposed to measles or mumps or live in an area where an outbreak has occurred
- Are teachers or students in colleges
- Travel internationally
- Work in health care facilities
The vaccine is given as a single injection.
Meningitis ACWY: £85
This vaccination can protect travellers against meningitis groups A, C, W and Y and is recommended for people visiting high risk areas including areas of Africa and the Middle East. Meningococcal disease occurs sporadically all over the world. You should be vaccinated against meningococcal meningitis with an ACWY vaccine (also known as the quadrivalent meningococcal meningitis vaccine) if you’re travelling to areas at risk and your planned activities put you at higher risk – for example if you’re a healthcare worker, visiting friends and relatives, or a long-term traveller who has close contact with the local population.
All travellers to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj or Umrah pilgrimages are required to show proof of vaccination.
Travellers are strongly advised to book an appointment with our GP three or more weeks before travel to allow sufficient time for it effective vaccination. It is important to emphasise that the meningitis vaccine your children will have had as part of their routine vaccinations (called Men C) will not give them the necessary protection for foreign travel.
People who remain at increased risk of invasive meningococcal disease may be revaccinated at intervals.
The duration of protection following immunisation is at least three years.
Meningitis C: £160
For adults, only one dose of the vaccine is needed.
The meningitis C vaccine (MenC) protects against infection by meningococcal group C bacteria, which can cause meningitis and septicaemia.
Note: MenC does not protect against other types of meningitis caused by other bacteria or by viruses.
Pneumovax II: £65
This vaccine is recommended for everyone aged over 65 and is also suitable for children over the age of 2 years and adults. Usually only one dose is required.
Rabies £68 each (3 doses)
Cases of rabies are most commonly caused when a person who isn’t vaccinated against the disease is bitten by a rabid animal – usually a dog. Rabies is an extremely serious disease which is often fatal unless a person has been vaccinated or receives medical treatment in time. Vaccinating against rabies is recommended for anyone travelling to Africa or Asia, particularly if you’re likely to be interacting with animals.
Three injections are given at day 1, 7 and 28. The third dose can be given at day 21 though.
A single reinforcing dose is then given, one year after the primary course has been completed, to those at regular and continued risk.
Further booster doses should be given at 3-5 yearly intervals thereafter to those at regular and continued risk.
The decision to vaccinate results from an individual risk assessment based on the duration of stay, the likelihood of engagement in at-risk activities, the age of the traveller, the rabies endemicity and access to appropriate medical care in the country of destination.
Shingles affects older people who have previously had chicken pox and the virus causes a very painful rash. Shingles is most common in people over 50 so it’s recommended that people in this age group are vaccinated against the infection.
Tick Borne Encephalitis £75 each (2 doses)
Three doses are required. Given on 0, 1-3 months after the first, and 5-12 months after the second. Accelerated schedule 0, 2wks gives 90% protection. The Tick Borne Encephalitis vaccine is a specialist vaccine which has to be ordered on request (usually available within 24hrs) – please phone our office for further advice and information.
Typhoid occurs in Africa, Central and South America, the Middle East and India and causes a range of symptoms including a high fever, constipation and diarrhoea. The vaccination injection for typhoid should be taken at least a week before travel.
Yellow Fever: £80
There are two phases to the yellow fever virus, the acute phase includes symptoms such as nausea, fever, aches and pains. Some people go on to develop the second ‘toxic’ phase where symptoms include kidney failure, jaundice and bleeding from bodily orifices. A vaccination will protect you for at least 10 years and you will need to have the vaccination at least 10 days before your trip. Some countries require an International Certificate of Vaccination against yellow fever before they will let you into the country. Yellow fever is the only disease which routinely requires proof of immunisation. In some countries immunisation is compulsory for all incoming visitors and in some immunisation is only compulsory for those who have travelled from a ‘yellow fever’ area or country. A booster dose (and a repeat certificate of immunisation) is recommended every 10 years if you are still at risk.
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