Cricket Green Medical Practice

75-79 Miles Road, Mitcham

Merton

Clinical Commissioning Group

Travel Vaccinations & Advice

CGMP offers advice on staying healthy abroad, vaccination and antimalarial requirements.

Some travel vaccinations need to be given two months prior to travel to enable the whole vaccination course to be completed.

Once you know your travel destination please contact the surgery as soon as possible and book into our travel clinic, if there are travel clinic appointments available.

Our travel clinic appointments are offered on a first come first served basis and are filled up very quickly.

If there are no travel clinic appointments available you will need to go to a private travel clinic or a pharmacy (who offers a travel vaccination service) to obtain your vaccinations.

If we have an available travel clinic appointment for you you will be asked to complete a pre travel questionnare form.

This form helps us to assess and risk manage your travel destinations and provide individualised safe travel and vaccination advice.

Private travel vaccinations availibity and cost.

Some travel vaccinations are only available as private vaccinations and incur a fee.

Please be advised that from 8th June 2016 Cricket Green Medical Practice no longer provide Yellow Fever vaccination, Meningitis ACWY or Rabies vaccination.

If you are advised that these will be necessary for your travel you will need to go to a private travel clinic or a pharmacy (who offers a private travel vaccination service) to obtain these vaccinations.

Routine travel vaccinations available.

Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Hepatitis B, Cholera and diphtheria/tetanus/innactivated polio vaccinations are all available from Cricket Green Medical Practice and are free on the NHS.

Malaria prophylaxis.

Prescriptions for Doxycycline, Malarone, Mefloquine malaria prophylaxis are only available as private prescriptions and are NOT available on an NHS prescription.

Chloroquine and Proguanil can be bought over-the-counter at any pharmacy. They do not require a private prescription and ARE NOT available on an NHS prescription.