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Colchester Travel Health Clinic

We provide a travel health risk assessment and vaccination service to ensure you have a safe and healthy trip abroad.

Our clients include the general public from the age of 1 year and aim to provide a fully comprehensive service.

The Clinic is approved by the National Travel Health Network as a Yellow Fever Centre providing the Yellow Fever vaccine for travellers visiting parts of Africa and South America. Please be aware that you need 10 days from the vaccination date to enter countries requiring the Yellow Fever Certificate.

Travel vaccinations can provide protection against a wide range of disease. You will be required to complete a travel health risk assessment prior to you appointment to determine. We can also provide anti-malarial chemoprophylaxis, mosquito nets, water sanitation tablets and insect repellent.

Although many vaccines can be given at short notice please be aware that some vaccines require time to provide effective cover or require more than one vaccine. We are flexible to accommodate patient's requests at short notice.

Useful websites to review to determine your health needs

www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk

www.nathnac.org

www.fco.gov.uk

To book an appointment please call 01206745284. Or email occupational.health2@nhs.net if emailing please complete this form to advise us of your availability.

Opening hours 08.30- 16.30 (Monday - Friday)

Please note: A £25 deposit is required on booking which is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours of the appointment.

Vaccinations costs

VaccinationRequired CourseCost per Dose
BCG (1 dose)One (if Mantoux test is negative)£40.70
BCG Scar CheckN/A£25.00
Mantoux test for TBOne£75.00
Chickenpox (Varicella)Two, if antibody blood test is negative£70.00
Chickenpox (Varicella) blood testOne£70.00
CholeraOne (packet contains two doses)£72.00
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Polio Booster DoseOne£48.00
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Polio/Pertussis (Whooping Cough) BoosterOne£55.00
Hepatitis ATwo (Second dose 6-12 months after first)£57.00
Hepatitis A and B combinedThree£73.00
Hepatitis A and Typhoid CombinedOne£85.00
Hepatitis BThree£47.85
InfluenzaOne£12.00
Japanese EncephalitisTwo£96.00
Measles/Mumps/RubellaTwo£42.70
Meningitis ACWYOne£78.00
Meningitis BTwo£135.00
RabiesThree£70.00
Tick Borne EncephalitisThree£88.00
TyphoidOne£60.00
Typhoid (Oral Capsules)One (packet contains three tablets)£60.00
Yellow FeverOne£80.00
Yellow Fever CertificateN/A£30.00

Paediatric (Children’s) VaccinationsRequired CourseCost per dose
Hepatitis ATwo (Second dose 6-12 months after first)£57.00
Hepatitis A & BThree£80.00
Hepatitis BThree£47.00
Tick Borne EncephalitisThree£88.00

The above prices above are an indication only and are subject to change without notice.

We are unable to accept American Express or cheques.

Colchester Hospital staff receive a 20% discount.

A £45 consultation fee will be charged if seen by a travel health nurse adviser and treatment is not required. The consultation is free if you receive vaccinations, malaria prophylaxis or have any blood tests at the time of the consultation.

The cost of antimalarial will be dependent on type and duration of stay.

Malaria Chemoprophylaxis

The type of tablets you will require will depend on your medical history, type of malaria present in the area you are travelling too and the drug resistance.

mosquito

Methods of prevention of mosquito bites

Repellents - DEET has been used for insect repellent for over 50 years. The repellent is applied to the exposed skin. 50% concentration formula is recommended.

Nets - These prevent the mosquitoes biting the skin and ideally be impregnated with insecticide. The nets need to be checked for tears and need to be tucked around the mattress.

Insecticides - Permethrin and other synthetic pyrethroids in a room environment should be used before dusk to ensure that any mosquitoes that have entered the room during the hours of the day are killed. Clothing can also be sprayed with permethrin .If electricity is available vaporising a tablet of pyrethroid can give added protection.

Travel Health AccessoriesPrice per item
50% DEET (100 ml)£8.50
Single Mosquito Net7#163;20.00
Double Mosquito Net7#163;27.00
Chlorine Tablets, Personal use (50 Litres)£4.50
Chlorine Tablets, Bulk (750 Litres)£7.00