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FAQs.

There has been a recent shortage of Tuberculin PPD which is used for Mantoux Testing (TB Skin Test), is this now available?

No. An alternative screening test is available, the TB Quantiferon Gold Test and results for this are usualy available within 48 -72 hours. Detailed information on Tuberculosis Screening with a full explanation of the tests employed can be found on the NHS Choices website http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Tuberculosis/Pages/Diagnosis.aspx

What vaccinations are recommended for my destination/s?

A fully detailed person specific schedule of recommended vaccinations and appropriate advice on malaria preventions is provided at the initial appointment taking into account various relevant factors such as previous vaccinations, trip type and duration and planned activities. General guidance on destination requirements and comprehensive travel health information is available at: www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/ and www.nathnac.org/travel/

Does the clinic keep a record of previous visits?

Yes, a copy of all vaccines and other services provided is archived by the clinic and is available for subsequent clinic appointments.

A copy of records held can also be provided on request. Duplicate Yellow Fever or Meningtis ACWYcertificates can be issued if required. A fee to cover administration costs for these services is charged.

What is the difference between intradermal and intramuscular rabies vaccination?

The rabies information section under "Diseases and Vaccines" explains this.

What about weekend appointment slots?

We try to offer convenient appointments including some evenings and weekends.

Is BCG vaccine available ?

No, not at present and we have no definite date for re-supply.

Where can I find more information on Meningitis B and other childhood vaccines?
The University of Oxford Vaccine Knowledge Project provides a clear, concise and currenr authoritative resource and is found at : http://www.ovg.ox.ac.uk/vaccine-knowledge-home