Vaccinations and Travel Clinic
We provide a travel vaccination and advice service. Croftwell Consulting is also an official Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre.
Travel vaccination is a wise precaution that is often skimped or avoided by travellers. Most people in the UK have little or no experience of seeing the infectious diseases that are so prevalent abroad and have a false sense of security over travel health precautions. Modern travel vaccines are highly effective, give very few side effects and their cost is trivial compared to the consequences of the diseases they can so easily protect against.
Remember to plan ahead as far as possible if you need vaccination. Your body needs time to produce protective antibodies after the injections – a minimum of two weeks but preferably more. Some vaccinations, such as rabies and hepatitis B, are in fact a course of jabs over several weeks. Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificates are not officially valid until 10 days after the injection.
Some vaccination is always better than none, so do not put off travel jabs just because you do not have much time available before you leave. Contact us and we will advise what can be done.
Check what you need
There are many excellent sources of information on the internet that give you up to date travel advice on specific countries. You can check what vaccinations you may need and also if malaria precautions are necessary. Two of the best are:
Fit for Travel from NHS Scotland
CDC Traveller’s Health from the US-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Travel clinic fees
|Travel clinic consultation fee:||£45.00|
This includes advice and the time taken to give the vaccinations.
Additionally, each travel vaccine is priced as follows:
|Vaccine||Cost per dose (£)||Comments|
|Hepatitis A||39.00||1 jab gives protection for 1 trip. A second jab around 6 months later will give protection for 10 years.|
|Hepatitis B||27.00||A full course requires 3 jabs over 6 months and gives protection for at least 5 years. If time is short a fast vaccination method can be used, consisting of 3 jabs over 3 weeks and a booster 1 year later.|
|Typhoid||25.00||Typhoid always needs to be renewed every 3 years.|
|Rabies||53.00||3 injections are required over 28 days, or 21 days if necessary.|
|Yellow Fever||54.00||Yellow Fever vaccination lasts 10 years. An International Certificate of Yellow Fever Vaccination is issued with the vaccination, which becomes valid 10 days after the vaccination.|
|Meningitis ACWY (conjugated)||45.00||Meningitis C is routinely vaccinated against in the UK but types A, W and Y are also found abroad. Immunity lasts 3 years. Hajj or Umrah pilgrims need documentation of current ACWY vaccination or they will be refused entry by the Government of Saudi Arabia. We use the conjugated form of the vaccine, which gives an improved immune response.|
|Diptheria / Tetanus / Polio||18.00||These vaccinations are all in 1 injection. It is always advisable to be up to date with them, no matter what destination you go to.|
|Japanese B encephalitis||106.00||This serious viral infection is a risk in East Asia. It is spread in the same way as malaria (i.e. – by mosquito bites). 2 injections are required 28 days apart.|
|Tick-borne encephalitis||Please call us for current price||Warm forested areas of Central and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, and parts of China and Japan are the risk areas. Full protection requires 3 doses over 5 months.|
|Measles, mumps & rubella||22.00||Although part of the routine childhood immunisation schedule in the UK, many have missed being adequately vaccinated. These are all diseases that are common within the UK but even more common in many parts of the world.|
Human Papilloma Virus
HPV infection of the cervix is common and is associated with the development of cervical cancer in women. Gardasil and Cervarix are the two HPV vaccines available, and Gardasil is now used in the national programme offering HPV vaccination to girls aged 12-13. Three doses are required within a 12-month period. We use Gardasil, which also offers protection against the types of HPV associated with genital warts.
|Cost per dose:||£120.00|
It is generally not necessary to have chicken pox vaccination if you have definitely had the illness in the past. A blood test to look for chicken pox antibodies can be done if you are unsure. Best results are obtained from two injections spaced 4 to 8 weeks apart.
|Cost per dose:||£45.00|
Meningitis B vaccination (Bexsero) is now available. Adults and children over 11 require 2 doses at 1 month apart. Dose numbers and spacing for younger children are age-dependent – phone us and we can advise you.
|Cost per dose:||Please call us for current price|
This single-dose vaccine can be used to reduce the chance of shingles occurring, or re-occurring, in people between 70 and 80 years of age.
|Cost per dose:||£135.00|