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Combined hepatitis A and B should not be routinely used for travel vaccinations because patients, who require the hepatitis B vaccine due to travel purposes e.g. adventure holiday, long stay in a high-risk area etc., should not receive hepatitis B vaccination on the NHS.
For all other indications, as outlined in Immunisation Against Infectious Disease – The Green Book – the vaccine remains free on the NHS. Therefore, if the immunisation is requested for travel the contractor may charge a patient for:
No charge should be made to any NHS patient of the practice for providing advice.
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Under NHS legislation, the NHS ceases to have responsibility for people when they leave the UK. However, to ensure good patient care the following guidance is offered:
The NHS accepts responsibility for supplying on-going medication required for pre-existing conditions for temporary periods abroad of up to 3 months. If a person is going to be abroad for more than three months, then all that the patient is entitled to at NHS expense is a sufficient supply of his/her regular medication to get to the destination and find an alternative supply of that medication. See information on the NHS website