Howden Medical Centre

Pinfold Street


DN14 7DD

CAll: 01430 430318


Planning a Holiday?

If you are travelling outside the UK, you should check that you are up to date with all routine vaccinations including Tetanus and MMR.

You may also need extra travel vaccinations.

We only provide travel vaccinations that are available on the NHS and free of charge.

They are:
Polio (given as combined diphtheria/tetanus/polio jab)
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B (in some circumstances)

All other vaccines required for your travels will need to be arranged and paid for with a private travel clinic.

To check which vaccinations you might need and to allow sufficient time for them to become effective please ensure you contact us at least 12 weeks prior to your journey and complete a separate Travel Questionnaire for each person travelling. You can return it to us by email or post.


A member of the team will contact you within 2-4 weeks to advise you of any vaccinations needed and to arrange appointments in the Travel Clinic.

The clinic is held on the first Thursday of each month between 4:00pm and 7:00pm. We are unable to offer appointments at any other time.

We will not be able to offer you an appointment at short notice.

The following websites have useful information about recommended or compulsory vaccinations for individual countries and advice about keeping healthy whilst abroad:


Covid Pass Travelling Abroad

If travelling abroad, you MUST download the NHS App for
your COVID Pass or ring 119 for a letter confirming your vaccination status for travel AT LEAST two weeks prior to travel to ensure you have the proof required in time. GP Practices do not provide proof of vaccination for this purpose.

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If travelling abroad, please keep up to date with the latest cornavirus advice for travellers abroad from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

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Created by the Department of Health in 2002, NaTHNaC promotes clinical standards in travel medicine to protect the health of British travellers abroad

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Fit for Travel

Fit for Travel is designed for the travelling public and advice is consistent with TRAVAX.  This is very useful information prior to contacting our practice nurse.

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Holiday Medication

All you need to know about medicines whilst you are on holiday abroad. Full authoratitive official explanations from the NHS Choices website.

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Healthcare EU

Information on healthcare for UK nationals whilst on holiday or travelling to the European Union, Iceland, Liechtensein, Norway or Switzerland..

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Travel Abroad

Information on Passports travel and living abroad - includes the latest travel advice by country, your rights at the airport and getting help abroad.

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