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    Just wondering if anyone on here knows of the rough prices for travel vaccinations through the NHS, I know some are free, but have heard that the majority you have to pay for.

    I am travelling to Borneo & Nepal.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
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    Nepal: http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/travel/asia/nepal.shtml

    Borneo: http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/travel/asia/borneo.shtml

    http://www.thehealthstation.co.uk/tr...cinations.aspx

    I know it's private but it gives you a rough idea of what you're going to have to pay.

    To get free ones you have to be due a booster.
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    (Original post by funkymunkey123)
    Just wondering if anyone on here knows of the rough prices for travel vaccinations through the NHS, I know some are free, but have heard that the majority you have to pay for.

    I am travelling to Borneo & Nepal.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
    You're probably best just speaking to your GP (or, more likely, a nurse) and seeing what they will do?

    When I went to Tanzania I found that:
    - Some vaccinations (Diptheria+Tetanus+Polio, Hepatitis A+Typhoid) I was due for a booster anyway, so I had these there and then for free.
    - They suggested Meningitis ACWY, bizarrely the vaccine itself was not free on the NHS but the administration of it was. This meant I was given a prescription for the vaccine kit which I had to collect from a pharmacist (they had to order it in), paying the standard NHS prescription charge. Then I had to make an appointment with the nurse for me to give her the kit and her to give me the jab.
    - I wanted the Yellow Fever jab. I went to a "yellow fever centre" NHS GP elsewhere in Birmingham, where I had to pay about £45 (this was a few years ago though). I think it would've been a similar arrangement had I wanted Rabies too, though that (at the time) came to something like £110.
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    Its a bit of a postcode lottery. Yellow fever you pretty much always have to pay for (the certificate is important as a requirement to enter some countries, although not borneo or Nepal). Others, you may get free, you may not.

    If you're doing trekking i'd advise getting rabies shots - i met a guy 3 days trek away from a hospital who got bitten by a wild dog!. We cleaned his wound (which he had not done - aaaahh come on logic !!!) and i presume he got to a hospital ok... but still.
 
 
 
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