Amwell Street Surgery
T: 01992 464147
Out of Hours: 111
Mon - Fri: 8.00am - 6.30pm
Amwell Surgery, Medical Centre, Fawkon Walk, Hoddesdon, Herts EN11 8FG


Advice for Travellers
More people choose to travel abroad for both work and pleasure these days as a result of the cost plus faster travel. Trips to far away exotic destinations as well as more adventurous types of holidays are also on the increase.

This is all good news, however, with such diversity, the risk of travel to your health is increased and this makes it important that you contact the surgery as early as possible (10 to 8 weeks before you leave) to arrange any vaccinations required for your trip. 

Please complete a Travel Risk Assessment Questionnaire for each person travelling and return it to reception at least 6 weeks before you travel.

The nurse will perform a risk assessment on the questionnaire/s and decide which vaccines are recommended and the advice that will best address your needs. You will then be contacted within a week telling you if you need to book a travel appointment with the nurse to discuss any vaccinations/medication recommended for the trip.

We plan to give you the necessary injections within the appointment to save you having to come back and therefore the appointment could take 20 minutes or even a little longer. 

Some travel vaccines are not available as part of the NHS and are chargeable as follows:

Diphtheria /Tetanus/Polio combined Free to registered patients
Hepatitis A
Free to registered patients
Hepatitis A /Typhoid Free to registered patients
Hepatitis B
Single dose
    Course of 3 Injections
Paediatric Single dose
   Course of 3 injections

MMR for travel £40.00
Typhoid Free to registered patients

(please check that these prices are still correct before coming for your appointment)

Please ensure:

  • You have cash or cheque with a guarantee card at the time of appointment. Payment must be made on the day and can be made by cash or cheque only. Please make cheques payable to: Dr M Wenley & Partners
  • You bring any previous travel vaccination record booklets with you
  • If you are having the Cholera vaccination you do not eat for an hour before and after it is given.

It would help if you had some awareness of the travel health problems you may be at risk from before you come for your appointment. Further information can be found at FitForTravel.

We look forward to seeing you and helping you to travel safely.

Further Information:

Please see the following links for some specific advice which you may find useful for your trip: