Travel Advice & Vaccinations
Tel: 0191 406 7057
Travel Advice & Vaccinations

Our Specialist Nurse can provide you with advice regarding any travel vaccinations you may require.

Click here to complete the e-consult travel form

The following immunisations for travel are provided as an NHS service and incur no charge:

  • Hepatitis A – 1st, 2nd and booster dose
  • Typhoid – 1st and booster doses.
  • Combined Hepatitis A and Typhoid – 1st dose. (The 2nd dose is with Hepatitis A alone).
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio as given in the combined Td/IPV vaccine.
  • Cholera

The following immunisations for travel are not provided as an NHS service and will therefore incur a charge:

  • Yellow Fever
  • Japanese B Encephalitis
  • Tick borne Encephalitis
  • Rabies
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningitis

You will be directed to an independent travel clinic to source these vaccinations.

Vaccination Status for International Travel

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from the NHS App which you can download from app stores.

It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use this service.

If you cannot access this online service, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel abroad in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

When you're planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the website. Make sure there is time to get proof of your vaccination status before you leave.

Try the NHS App

If you're a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms, get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more. You can also use the NHS App to demonstrate your COVID vaccine status.

For more information go to

0191 406 7057

East Wing Surgery
(Drs Zaidi, Salaudeen & Pillay)
Palmer Community Hospital
Wear Street
Tyne and Wear NE32 3UX

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