Travel Vaccinationsglobal air travel

It is your responsibility to investigate which travel vaccines are needed for your holiday.  We recommend travel websites such as or where you can find information regarding the countries and areas that you are visiting to determine which vaccinations are required.

Having consulted the above websites the NHS offers free of charge: Diptheria, Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis A, Typhoid and Cholera vaccinations.  These vaccinations can be given at the Lodge Surgery - please ask for a travel questionnaire at reception (or download it here: Travel Questionnaire). This must be with us at least 4 weeks prior to travel; one of our nurses will then be able to review your medical notes and contact you for an appointment accordingly.

Prescriptions for malaria medication can be provided by the surgery at a cost of £20 plus the normal prescription charge.  You can also get malaria advice and certain anti-malaria tablets from the ASDA pharmacy in Melksham.

If you are travelling at short notice, or require vaccines which are not available on the NHS, please contact one of the private travel clinics in the area for further information. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL BE CHARGED AT THESE CLINICS FOR ALL VACCINES, EVEN THE ONES WHICH WOULD USUALLY BE FREE ON THE NHS - THESE ARE PRIVATE FEE PAYING CLINICS.

Private Travel Clinics:

Chippenham MASTA Travel Clinic - 01249 454540

Bristol Travel Clinic - 0117 975 5500

Bristol Nomad Travel Clinic - 0117 922 6567

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific

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