Vaccinations

Vaccines are a simple and safe way to prevent serious infections. They boost your immune system's antibody production and are usually given as injections.

Vaccinations

About vaccinations

Vaccinations are essential to the UK's public health strategy, so it is crucial to understand the role vaccinations play in our society. In the UK, there are a variety of different vaccines available, including those for the prevention of influenza (flu jab), measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTP), hepatitis B and human papillomavirus (HPV).

Vaccinations in children

The UK has a highly effective national immunisation programme that ensures that all children receive the recommended vaccines at specific times. The programme begins with a primary course of immunisations which protect against diseases like measles, mumps and rubella; diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis; polio; and rotavirus. After this, boosters are recommended for vaccines such as DTP or MMR.

Schoolchildren in the UK are offered further vaccinations such as meningitis ACWY and HPV. The introduction of the HPV vaccine aims to reduce the number of cases of cervical cancer in later life. Influenza vaccination (flu jab) is also available on the NHS for any child aged two or three years old each year. It is also recommended that adults receive a single dose of flu vaccine every year to help protect them against seasonal flu virus strains.

Importance of getting vaccinated

Although opting out from vaccinations may seem attractive in some circumstances, we must remember that doing this puts us at greater risk from infectious diseases such as measles or mumps. We must therefore consider carefully before making any decisions about vaccinations for ourselves or those around us.

Vaccines reduce disease transmission rates by creating 'herd immunity' - if enough people get vaccinated, then even those who cannot be vaccinated due to medical conditions will be protected through indirect mechanisms such as reduced infection prevalence in the population whole (due to fewer unvaccinated individuals). This makes it crucial that everyone takes responsibility for protecting our health and others by vaccinating according to recommended guidelines provided by healthcare professionals such as GPs or practice nurses.

It is clear then that vaccinating against infectious diseases protects individuals and contributes towards wider public health goals, too – something we should all consider when thinking about our healthcare choices here in the UK!

Available vaccination services

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, email our customer care team or chat with us.

  • Chickenpox Vaccine - Two Doses

    £165 per patient

    The chickenpox vaccine is given as two separate injections, usually into the upper arm, 4 to 8 weeks apart. You can book both doses at the same time for a discounted price.

  • Chickenpox Vaccine - Single Dose

    £89.99 per patient

    The chickenpox vaccine is given as two separate injections, usually into the upper arm, 4 to 8 weeks apart. However, if you have had the first dose or find it more convenient to pay for one dose at a time, you can select this service option.

Find out more about the Chickenpox Vaccination Service

  • Cholera Vaccine (Oral) - 6 years and over

    £76.99 per patient

    The standard primary course of vaccination against cholera consists of 2 doses for adults and children from 6 years of age.

  • Cholera Vaccine (Oral) - 2 to below 6 years

    £115.50 per patient

    Children 2 to below 6 years of age should receive 3 doses. Doses are to be administered at intervals of at least one week.

Find out more about the Cholera Vaccination Service

  • Dengue Fever Vaccine - Single Dose

    £137.50 per patient

    Sudden onset fever, severe headaches, and joint pain characterise Dengue Fever. Dengue can escalate to more severe forms, such as Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever and Dengue Shock Syndrome, which can be life-threatening.

  • Dengue Fever Vaccine - Complete Course

    £249 per patient

    This service option includes two doses. Sudden onset fever, severe headaches, and joint pain characterise Dengue Fever.

Find out more about the Dengue Fever Vaccination Service

  • DTP Vaccine

    £45 per patient

    If you travel to a risk area, you may need the DTP vaccine. Whether you require this booster depends on the date of your last vaccination.

Find out more about the Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio (DTP) Vaccination Service

  • NHS Flu Jab - Age 65+

    Free

    Our pharmacists will check your eligibility for the free flu vaccination during your consultation.

    Currently unavailable
  • NHS Flu Jab - Age 18-64

    Free

    Our pharmacists will check your eligibility for the free flu vaccination during your consultation.

    Currently unavailable
  • Private Flu Jab

    £16.99 per patient

    If you are not eligible for the free NHS flu jab, you can get the private flu jab Midway Pharmacy.

    Currently unavailable

Find out more about the Flu Vaccination Service

  • Hepatitis A Vaccine - Single Dose

    £69.99 per patient

    This service option is for individuals aged 16 years and over. You will require two doses to complete the full course to be fully protected.

  • Hepatitis A Vaccine - Complete Course

    £130 per patient

    You will require two doses to complete the full course to be fully protected. This service option is for individuals aged 16 years and over.

  • Combined Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B - Single Dose

    £89.99 per patient

    Our combined vaccine offers protection from hepatitis A and hepatitis B in one single injection. You will require three doses to complete the full course to be fully protected.

  • Combined Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B - Complete Course

    £255 per patient

    Our combined vaccine offers protection from hepatitis A and hepatitis B in one single injection.

  • Hepatitis A Vaccine (Paediatric) - Single Dose

    £60 per patient

    You will require two doses to complete the full course to be fully protected. This service option is for individuals aged between 1 and 15 years old.

  • Hepatitis A Vaccine (Paediatric) - Complete Course

    £110 per patient

    This service option is for individuals aged between 1 and 15 years old. You will require two doses to complete the full course to be fully protected.

Find out more about the Hepatitis A Vaccination Service

  • Hepatitis B Vaccine - Complete Course

    £170 per patient

    This service option is suitable for anyone aged 16 years and over. You will require three doses to complete the full course to be fully protected.

  • Hepatitis B Vaccine - Single Dose

    £60 per patient

    This service option is for only one dose. You will require three doses to complete the full course to be fully protected.

  • Hepatitis B Vaccine (Paediatric) - Single Dose

    £29.70 per patient

    This service option is only suitable for children between 0 and 15 years. You will require three doses to complete the full course to be fully protected.

  • Hepatitis B Vaccine (Paediatric) - Complete Course

    £89.10 per patient

    This service option is only suitable for children between 0 and 15 years. You will require three doses to complete the full course to be fully protected.

  • Hepatitis B Vaccine (Occupational Health) - Single Dose

    £60 per patient

    This service option is for only one dose. You will require three doses to complete the full course to be fully protected.

  • Hepatitis B Vaccine (Occupational Health) - Complete Course

    £170 per patient

    This service option is suitable for anyone aged 16 years and over. You will require three doses to complete the full course to be fully protected.

Find out more about the Hepatitis B Vaccination Service

  • HPV Vaccine - Three Doses

    £520 per patient

    You will receive the first dose on the first visit, a second one month after the first visit and the third three months after the second vaccination. It is essential to have both doses of the vaccine to be adequately protected.

  • HPV Vaccine - Two Doses

    £350 per patient

    You will receive the first dose on the first visit and the second after at least six months. It is essential to have both doses of the vaccine to be adequately protected.

  • HPV Vaccine - Single Dose

    £185 per patient

    The HPV vaccine is given as two or three injections into the upper arm. The course is usually completed within six months. It is essential to complete the full course of the vaccine to be adequately protected.

Find out more about the HPV Vaccination Service

Find out more about the Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination Service

  • MMR Vaccine - Single Dose

    £60 per patient

    Two doses of the MMR vaccine provide the best protection against measles, mumps and rubella.

  • MMR Vaccine - Two Doses

    £110 per patient

    Two doses of the MMR vaccine provide the best protection against measles, mumps and rubella. The second dose is given at least 28 days after the first dose.

Find out more about the Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) Vaccination Service

  • Meningitis ACWY Vaccine

    £60 per patient

    The meningitis ACWY vaccination protects against infection from the A, C, W and Y types of bacteria.

Find out more about the Meningitis ACWY Vaccination Service

  • Meningitis B Vaccine - Single Dose

    £110 per patient

    More than one dose of the vaccine is needed for sufficient protection.

  • Meningitis B Vaccine - Complete Course

    £220 per patient

    More than one dose of the vaccine is needed for sufficient protection. Depending on the patient's age, a second dose is usually given 1-2 months after the first dose.

Find out more about the Meningitis B Vaccination Service

  • Rabies Vaccine - Single Dose

    £86.50 per patient

    Rabies is a dangerous viral infection endemic to many countries. The rabies vaccine prevents infection before travelling to a high-risk area.

    Currently unavailable
  • Rabies Vaccine - Complete Course

    £259 per patient

    Rabies is a dangerous viral infection endemic to many countries. The rabies vaccine prevents infection before travelling to a high-risk area.

    Currently unavailable

Find out more about the Rabies Vaccination Service

  • Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccine - Single Dose

    £65.99 per patient

    If you plan to stay in an area with a high occurrence of infected ticks, a TBE vaccination is the safest way to avoid the infection. It is particularly relevant if you plan to spend a lot of time outdoors.

  • Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccine - Complete Course

    £197.90 per patient

    This service option consists of three doses. The second dose is given 1 – 3 months after the first, and the third dose is given 5 – 12 months after the second dose.

  • Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccine (Paediatric) - Single Dose

    £65.99 per patient

    This service option is suitable for children between 1 and 16 years old. If you plan to stay in an area with a high occurrence of infected ticks, a TBE vaccination is the safest way to avoid the infection.

  • Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccine (Paediatric) - Complete Course

    £197.90 per patient

    This service option is suitable for children between 1 and 16 years old and consists of three doses.

Find out more about the Tick-Borne Encephalitis (TBE) Vaccination Service

  • Typhoid Vaccine - Injection

    £45 per patient

    Typhoid fever is a highly contagious and potentially lethal disease which spreads via contaminated foods and water. This service option is suitable for adults and children over two years.

  • Typhoid Vaccine - Capsules

    £55 per patient

    If you prefer not to have an injection, you can opt for the capsules, which are three capsules to take on alternate days. This provides the same level of protection as the injection. This service option is suitable for adults and children over five years.

Find out more about the Typhoid Vaccination Service

  • Whooping Cough Vaccine

    £110 per patient

    Whooping Cough vaccine is usually available for free to pregnant women in the UK from around week 16 of pregnancy and this can be arranged via the GP or midwife.

Find out more about the Whooping Cough Vaccination Service

  • Yellow Fever Vaccine

    £79.99 per patient

    The yellow fever vaccine offers lifelong protection against yellow fever.

  • Yellow Fever Certificate - Replacement

    £25 per patient

    With this service option, if you have had the yellow fever vaccine in the past but have lost your certificate, we can issue you a replacement certificate as long as you have proof of the initial vaccination (e.g., a picture of the original certificate).

Find out more about the Yellow Fever Vaccination Service

Frequently asked questions

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, email our customer care team or chat with us.

    • Where are these services available?

      These services are available in our branches, which are commutable from anywhere in Yorkshire, including Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, York, Huddersfield, Sheffield, Barnsley, Hull, Doncaster, Ripon, Harrogate, Dewsbury, Keighley and Scarborough.

    • Are next-day appointments available?

      Yes, you can get next-day appointments at all our branches. Contact our customer care team if you cannot find an available slot.

    • Are childhood vaccinations mandatory in the UK?

      The UK operates an opt-out policy regarding vaccinations, which means they will be automatically given unless you specifically say no. However, choosing not to vaccinate your child is still possible by contacting your GP or local council, who can provide more information about why vaccination may benefit your family's long-term health protection plan.

    • Can boys have the HPV vaccine?

      HPV vaccinations were initially provided only to girls. However, boys are now recommended to get the HPV vaccine to prevent warts and HPV-related malignancies. Vaccinating boys reduce HPV transmission.

    • Are babies vaccinated against whooping cough to protect them?

      Yes, they are, but the babies getting whooping cough are generally too young to have started their usual vaccinations, so they are not protected against the disease.

    • What is a travel clinic?

      A travel clinic is a specialised medical facility that provides travellers with comprehensive health care and advice. It offers pre-travel assessment services, vaccinations, prescriptions, and post-travel follow-up care. Travel clinics are staffed by qualified healthcare professionals who understand the specific needs of international travellers. Travellers can also receive information on country-specific health risks, such as infectious diseases, potential food or water contamination, environmental hazards, and other safety concerns.

    • What services do travel clinics offer?

      Travel clinics offer a variety of services that are tailored to the specific needs of travellers. These may include pre-travel consultations, vaccinations, and medications designed to treat or prevent illnesses associated with travel abroad. Services may also include immunisations for seasonal influenza and other serious diseases, including yellow fever, hepatitis A and B, rabies, and Japanese encephalitis. Additionally, travel clinics can answer questions about disease prevention for those travelling to developing countries and provide advice regarding how to protect oneself from vector-borne infections such as malaria or dengue fever.

    • What are vaccinations?

      Vaccinations are a process by which an individual is injected with a weakened form of a pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria, to build immunity and protection. Vaccines help the body recognise and fend off disease-causing agents that can cause severe illness or even death. Vaccines are usually very safe and are routinely administered to children in many countries worldwide to provide life-saving protection against deadly diseases. Vaccines have reduced mortality due to infectious diseases, including polio, measles, mumps, rubella and diphtheria.

    • Why are vaccinations important?

      Not only are vaccinations effective at preventing illnesses in those who receive them, but they can also create herd immunity, whereby protecting those who are not vaccinated by reducing their chances of coming into contact with the virus or bacteria. This is especially important for individuals who can't be vaccinated due to various medical conditions such as allergies or compromised immune systems.

    • What are the side effects of vaccinations?

      Vaccination side effects can range from mild to moderate and, in sporadic cases, severe. The most common side effects of vaccinations are soreness, redness, swelling at the injection site, headache, fatigue, muscle aches, low-grade fever, and nausea. It is also not uncommon for those who receive a vaccination to experience joint pain, chills or a feeling of being generally unwell. People may also experience an allergic reaction to the vaccine or an ingredient used in manufacturing, such as gelatin or antibiotics.

    • Are vaccinations safe?

      Vaccines are incredibly safe and effective, helping to protect individuals from potentially serious illnesses and diseases. Vaccines undergo rigorous testing by scientists and medical experts before being approved.