The following vaccinations are available on an NHS prescription, which is currently free of all charges: Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio.
NB: For travellers requiring BCG or Mantoux tests (for TB) - these are not available from GP surgeries. Please contact Occupational Health at Antrim Area Hospital (AAH) Tel. 028 94 424 401 for an appointment.
(As of 13/05/14, Matnoux test = £50 + VAT, Matnoux test + BCG = £75 + VAT - payable to Occupational Health AAH)
ALL OTHER TRAVEL VACCINATIONS and MALARIA PROPHYLAXIS ARE NOT FUNDED BY THE NHS AND MUST BE ISSUED ON A PRIVATE PRESCRIPTION.
YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY THE PHARMACIST FOR THESE ITEMS.
Vaccines NOT funded by the NHS:
Cholera Vaccine, Hepatitis B Vaccines, Japanese Encephalitis Vaccines, Meningococcal Vaccine (acwy Nimenrix) Vaccine (except those within specified groups), Rabies Vaccines, Tickborne Encephalitis Vaccine, Yellow Fever Vaccine (available only at designated travel clinics).
A useful website to check what you need before travel is:
It is important to make the 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.