Following a decision made by the Department of Health & Social Care and NHS Resolution, practice staff will no longer be insured to administer private travel vaccinations. Due to this, Hamdon Medical Centre will cease providing private travel vaccinations from 1 August 2019.
We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.
Patients are still able to receive Tetanus, Hepatitis A and Typhoid Boosters at the practice for free as these vaccinations are provided by the NHS for Public Health Services.
All other travel health advice and vaccinations must be sought from private travel clinics.
The following are a non-exhaustive list for local travel advice and vaccination providers:
- Boots - Middle Street, Yeovil (Pharmacy): have a free travel consultation service and patients only pay for their vaccines. This service is Monday to Wednesday only (with no yellow fever service)
- Boots Babylon Hill, Yeovil (Pharmacy): have a free travel consultation service and patients only pay for their vaccines.
- Day Lewis Pharmacies: Are able to provide an initial phone consultation by Masta (£20) and then a follow up appointment for the vaccines at the pharmacy (charges for individual vaccines as needed).
- Asda Pharmacy, Yeovil: no travel consultation service but have antimalarials available to purchase without a prescription.
- MASTA Travel Clinic - Crewkerne Pharmacy, Crewkerne Health Centre, Middle Path, Crewkerne, TA18 8BX https://www.masta-travel-health.com/ClinicDetails/477
N.B. You can request a printout of the vaccine record that we hold on our electronic files for you however this may not include all of the vaccines you have received or vaccines that may be recorded in your paper notes.
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.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
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 a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)