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I'm having some trouble getting my vaccinations scheduled via my GP. At first I was told I could just schedule them in with a nurse, but they have now said that since it is classed as a travel immunisation, I will need to go elsewhere and get it done privately. They didn't even offer for me to have it done at the GP surgery for a fee. I did explain that I am going over there to live, and not to travel.

 

I know plenty of people on here have had no issue getting them done at their GP at much reduced cost - or even for free. I looked at private clinics and they cost around the same as Knightsbridge.

 

Is there any argument I can use with my GP surgery in order to get the vaccinations done a reduced cost, rather than having to go privately? Every penny counts at the moment with all the visa costs and I'd rather not pay £100 for jabs if I don't have to.

 

Any advice would be most appreciated.


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Which vaccinations do you need?


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1 minute ago, Boiler said:

Which vaccinations do you need?

MMR and Tdap. And the flu jab, but I can get that done easily enough at Boots.


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They sound basic injections, not travel.

 

I did not need MMR, is this a booster?


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26 minutes ago, Two Lost Souls said:

I'm having some trouble getting my vaccinations scheduled via my GP. At first I was told I could just schedule them in with a nurse, but they have now said that since it is classed as a travel immunisation, I will need to go elsewhere and get it done privately. They didn't even offer for me to have it done at the GP surgery for a fee. I did explain that I am going over there to live, and not to travel.

 

I know plenty of people on here have had no issue getting them done at their GP at much reduced cost - or even for free. I looked at private clinics and they cost around the same as Knightsbridge.

 

Is there any argument I can use with my GP surgery in order to get the vaccinations done a reduced cost, rather than having to go privately? Every penny counts at the moment with all the visa costs and I'd rather not pay £100 for jabs if I don't have to.

 

Any advice would be most appreciated.

My fiance is in Scotland and he tried with his GP but it was going to take about 6 to 12 weeks to be able to schedule him. There are travel clinics but charge quite a bit. He ended up going to Boots and paid £85 for all the jabs.He has to return on the 12th of Nov. for a second set of MMR but it's already on his shot records. None of them were covered by the NHS and they dont have the flu jab. Either way it was more convenient at Boots. 

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13 minutes ago, Boiler said:

They sound basic injections, not travel.

 

I did not need MMR, is this a booster?

I had MMR vacc when I was 4, I was under the impression it needed to be within the last 10 years? I've also had "DT + Polio Booster" when I was 6, and Meningitis C vacc when I was 14. (I'm 32). That's all I have on my vaccination record.

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3 hours ago, Two Lost Souls said:

I had MMR vacc when I was 4, I was under the impression it needed to be within the last 10 years? I've also had "DT + Polio Booster" when I was 6, and Meningitis C vacc when I was 14. (I'm 32). That's all I have on my vaccination record.

If you are 19 yrs or older you need

  • One MMR because you only have one on record. It's two in your life.
  • DT is diptheria/Tetanus however that needs to be no longer ago than 10 yrs, so you need another. Polio isn't required for adults but no problem that it was mixed with your DT. An adult booster is called Td. (tetanus/diptheria)
  • Flu jab
  • Varicella is waived if you say you had chickenpox. 

Go to wherever is cheapesr Boots, travel clinic, Knightsbridge, Tesco.

NHS sometimes won't give shots that aren't on their UK list. Like a flu jab if you aren't older than 50. You have to meet US standards but a UK doctor may refuse to give something not a UK standard. 

 

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Just to clarify it's diphtheria/Tetanus and Pertussis not Polio and that is the one that is needed. 


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11 hours ago, Two Lost Souls said:

I'm having some trouble getting my vaccinations scheduled via my GP. At first I was told I could just schedule them in with a nurse, but they have now said that since it is classed as a travel immunisation, I will need to go elsewhere and get it done privately. They didn't even offer for me to have it done at the GP surgery for a fee. I did explain that I am going over there to live, and not to travel.

 

I know plenty of people on here have had no issue getting them done at their GP at much reduced cost - or even for free. I looked at private clinics and they cost around the same as Knightsbridge.

 

Is there any argument I can use with my GP surgery in order to get the vaccinations done a reduced cost, rather than having to go privately? Every penny counts at the moment with all the visa costs and I'd rather not pay £100 for jabs if I don't have to.

 

Any advice would be most appreciated.

 

Hello,

I recently had the very same discussion with my GP's receptionist.

After explaining that the last TD is required within the last 10 years and I am over that and some arguing from her that "You don't require TD to go to the USA" and informing her quite abruptly that I'm not sure I believe her over the USCIS medical form, they arranged it for 3 weeks time. Unfortunately a lot of the NHS GP surgeries do not have a private license. I don't believe (unless you've had the 3 Tetanus vaccinations to class as fully immunised) that they can deny you it on the NHS.

If your surgery has more than one receptionist it could be better trying to call them each day, say it's required for the issuance of a visa and you're out of the window for acceptable Tetanus jab, fingers crossed it's sufficient. Receptions seem to take the role of gatekeeper quite serious it seems. Boots also do a free "travel vaccine" consultation, which you could take the requirement list to them to have a referral sheet written up from boots advising that you require them and then give that to your local surgery to action. 

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if you can get another td without too much trouble, get it. mine was in last 5 years and they made me get another at Knightsbridge


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On 10/17/2018 at 5:05 AM, Wuozopo said:

If you are 19 yrs or older you need

  • One MMR because you only have one on record. It's two in your life.
  • DT is diptheria/Tetanus however that needs to be no longer ago than 10 yrs, so you need another. Polio isn't required for adults but no problem that it was mixed with your DT. An adult booster is called Td. (tetanus/diptheria)
  • Flu jab
  • Varicella is waived if you say you had chickenpox. 

Go to wherever is cheapesr Boots, travel clinic, Knightsbridge, Tesco.

NHS sometimes won't give shots that aren't on their UK list. Like a flu jab if you aren't older than 50. You have to meet US standards but a UK doctor may refuse to give something not a UK standard. 

 

Hi im struggling to find what the exact vaccination requirements are , ive had influenza , a dtap booster in 2012, influenza b , and mmr - is that sufficient? And is it safe to say youve had chickenpox? Because i think ive had chickenpox but im not sure haha- as silly as it sounds it was when i was very young, and i havent had a varicella vaccination so would it be safe to just say ive had chickenpox without undeniable proof? 

Also im confused about what exact forms from the gp you need to provide for Knightsbridge? I only have a printout from my gp of my medical history, and it says medication ive been prescribed, immunisations, problems, significant past and minor past? Is that enough or do i need more specific things- sorry! This forum seems very knowledgeable!

Thanks!

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I spoke to my doctors surgery yesterday and said I’m out of date on MMR and DT please can I book in for them? I am booked in for tomorrow morning, the nurse said they are more than happy to give them and she wasn’t bothered that it was for US

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