top of page
Bay Boats Port Yachts

Travel Consultations

Single Travel Consultation from £45

All initial travel consultations are conducted by telephone or Zoom depending on your preference.

For non-travel vaccinations see Vaccinations

Travel Consultations are available at selected Docster practices that offer Travel Medicine Clinics.

Yellow Fever Vaccinations are available at Docster Practices that are designated Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres.

Ideally please book your travel consultation 6 weeks before your scheduled departure to allow time for any vaccine courses you may need.  However, we realise this isn't always possible and you can still book a travel consultation closer to your departure date.

You can check the FitForTravel and TravelHealthPro websites to find out what travel vaccinations you may require.  These websites also contains a wealth of other useful travel health advice.

What does a travel consultation include?

Each patient who attends a Travel Consultation will have an individual risk assessment with a Doctor or Travel Nurse.  This includes an assessment of your current health and an assessment of the risks associated with your destination, activities and modes of travel.

In addition to advice on vaccinations and malaria prevention a travel consultation includes advice on non-vaccine-preventable and non-prophylaxis-preventable diseases, care in the sun, food and water hygiene, insect repellents, safe sex, managing existing conditions while travelling, self care for many travel related illnesses and problems, and preparation of a travel self care kit.

Only one trip can be assessed in a single travel consultation so if you are planning another trip then a separate appointment should be made for this.

There is a fee of £40 per person for travel consultations.   Discounts are available for couples and families. 


Which vaccines are available on the NHS?

The following vaccines can be prescribed on the NHS:


  • Polio

  • Hep A

  • Typhoid

  • Cholera


In most cases the travel doctor or nurse will write to your NHS GP with a recommendation to prescribe NHS eligible vaccinations.  However, if it is more convenient for you, the travel clinic can provide these vaccines on a fee paying basis. 

Obtaining NHS Vaccines

If the you opt to have the NHS eligible vaccines via your NHS GP, the travel clinic doctor or nurse will write a letter to your NHS GP.  You will then need to contact your NHS GP practice to arrange the vaccinations. In most cases your GP practice will issue the prescription which will need to go to a pharmacy.  The pharmacy will dispense the vaccines. You will then need to book an appointment with the treatment room nurse to have the vaccines administered.  You should not collect the vaccines from the pharmacy in advance of your appointment and store them in your home fridge.  Vaccines must be stored in a specialised vaccine fridge.  So please only collect them from the pharmacy immediately before your appointment with the nurse to have them administered.  Vaccines are designed to be kept of the fridge for a short time to facilitate administration.

Non-NHS vaccines

All other vaccines must be paid for privately and anti-malaria tablets must also be paid for privately.


Vaccines which require to be paid for privately include:


  • Diptheria, Tetanus, Polio and pertussis (whooping cough)

  • Tetanus vaccine when given as a precaution for travel

  • Rabies

  • Meningitis ACWY

  • Japanese encephalitis

  • Tick-borne encephalitis

  • Yellow Fever


All anti-malarials are private (not available on NHS prescription) and include:


  • Chloroquine

  • Doxycycline

  • Mefloquine (Lariam)

  • Malarone adultn (atovaquone/proguanil)

  • Malarone paediatric (atovaquone/proguanil)

  • Avloclor/Paludrine

  • Atovaquone/Progruanil generic

The most commonly used anti-malarial medications are Malarone (atovaquone/proguanil) and Doxycycline. 

bottom of page