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Broad Lea House Bradley Business Park Dyson Wood Way Bradley Huddersfield HD2 1GZ Tel: 01484 464000 Our ref: EP/GPLetters/0311 th Date: 9 March 2011 Direct line: 01484 464280 e-mail:

Dear Colleague, RE: Travel Vaccination Policy Please find attached to this letter a copy of the NHS Kirklees travel vaccination policy. The information within the policy is derived from national guidance and we hope that you will find it useful. Essentially there are three categories of vaccine: vaccines that are covered by the NHS, vaccines that are not covered by the NHS for the purposes of travel and vaccines that patients may request before travel but would only be entitled to if they meet the normal NHS criteria for prescribing (e.g. seasonal influenza). Where vaccination is not covered for the purposes of travel (e.g. ACWY), practices are required to manage this as a private transaction between the practice and the patient. An NHS script (FP10) should not be issued to patients for vaccination. Providing travel vaccines on NHS scripts outside of current NHS policy is against the GP contract terms of service. For further information on charging for travel vaccinations you should consult the Travax travel information system which has an excellent frequently asked questions section. You can access this information through the ‘Vaccine Procedures’ menu on the left of the homepage and then clicking on the ‘Vaccine Charges’ link. Yours sincerely

Neill McDonald Assistant Director Medicines management

Eric Power Senior Medicines Management Advisor


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