Travel Vaccinations – Axbridge and Wedmore Medical Practice

Travel Advice

Are you pos­si­bly plan­ning or have booked a trip abroad and are seek­ing travel health advice?

We would first ask you com­plete a travel risk assess­ment form so we can assess your risk

This enables us to ensure we give you the rec­om­mended vac­cines, any nec­es­sary malaria tablets (if you are trav­el­ling to a malar­i­ous region) and the advice most appro­pri­ate for your needs. This can be down­loaded and printed out (click here for a copy of the form) or col­lected from the surgery.  Please also con­tact the surgery for the first avail­able travel appoint­ment to be seen by one of the nurses in the prac­tice who under­take travel con­sul­ta­tions.
If you need any vac­ci­na­tions, these MAY be given on this visit but this CANNOT be guar­an­teed, it all depends on the out­come of the risk assess­ment review within this first appointment.

We would encour­age peo­ple to plan well in advance of their trip to allow time to com­plete any pro­tec­tion that may be given.

We regret that only patients reg­is­tered at the prac­tice with a com­pleted risk assess­ment form will be seen.

Under the ser­vices a GP pro­vides for travel, there is an oblig­a­tion to give vac­cines to pro­vide pro­tec­tion against hepati­tis A, typhoid, polio, cholera for many des­ti­na­tions and depen­dant on the risk assess­ment plus the travel advice free of charge. How­ever, here at Axbridge and Wed­more Med­ical Prac­tice we are pleased to be able to offer a more spe­cial­ist ser­vice with a greater choice of vac­cines you may require, for exam­ple rabies or yel­low fever which you would oth­er­wise have to travel to a pri­vate travel clinic for. These vac­cines are not free on the NHS and we have to make a charge.

Pri­vate travel vac­cine fees as of 1st April 2012 are as follows:



Hepati­tis B (cost per injec­tion x3 may be required)


Menin­gi­tis ACWY


Japan­ese Encephali­tis (course of 3 injections)


Tick Borne Encephalitis


Malaria Pre­scrip­tion (under 18’s should also be charged)




Yel­low Fever


Should you have any fur­ther ques­tions about our travel advice and vac­ci­na­tions ser­vice please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact the practice.

Some use­ful links to travel advice websites: