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How to find out what vaccinations you’ll need when travelling abroad.

First published:
3 February 2023
Last updated:

In the UK, the NHS routine vaccination schedule protects you against a number of diseases. However, this does not cover all infectious diseases found overseas.

If you are planning to travel outside the UK, you should consider whether you need additional vaccinations. These will depend on the areas you will be visiting. You can find out which vaccinations are necessary or recommended on these websites:

From the 1st October 2023, you can get the following travel vaccinations for free with the NHS. Ask your GP practice for details:

  • polio
  • typhoid
  • hepatitis A
  • cholera

Some travel vaccinations are only available privately. Your healthcare professional will be able to advise you on the cost for these. If your GP practice does not provide the travel vaccinations you need, contact a:

  • private travel vaccination clinic 
  • pharmacy offering travel healthcare services

You can find further information on NHS 111 Wales.