Thought I’d share an experience I had which might help anyone looking to get travel vaccinations!
Both my daughters are off on exciting trips overseas this summer, one trekking in the Himalayas and one volunteering in a wildlife sanctuary in Namibia. When I agreed to them taking part in these adventures it was in the back of my mind that vaccinations and visas would be an additional cost but was in for a bit of a shock!
Both require Rabies and cholera and one needs Japanese encephalitis in addition to other vaccines available on the NHS. the nurse quoted me … £375 (approx) and gave me a prescription to take to Boots. Arrived at boots having recovered from the shock to be quoted £530, apparently I had been quoted trade price! Thought I would just check at other dispensaries to see if they were all priced the same and finally ended up at Asda with a quote of £406.
Moral of the story, shop around. I had no idea things like vaccines were sold at different prices at different places. Hopefully I will help someone to save a little bit of money.