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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 and may include:

  • yellow fever
  • typhoid
  • hepatitis A

You can find out which vaccinations are necessary or recommended on these websites:

Ask your GP practice if they provide free NHS vaccinations for travel, as not all GP practices do. If your GP practice does not provide free travel vaccinations, contact a:

  • private travel vaccination clinic 
  • pharmacy offering travel healthcare services

Some travel vaccinations are only available privately. Your healthcare professional will be able to advise you on the cost for these. 

You can find further information on NHS 111 Wales.