Health vaccinations

We offer a wide range of vaccinations to protect health and enhance well being for adults and children, in addition to travel vaccinations.

Hepatitis B

For most employees who work in a health or social care sector, this vaccination is essential. We also offer the immunity blood test to check the amount of Hepatitis B antibodies.

Hepatitis B vaccination: 3 doses required – £60 per dose

Hepatitis B immunity blood test: total cost including the nurse appointment – £56.50

 

Chickenpox

Chickenpox is a common viral infection usually caught in childhood. It’s highly contagious and is spread through coughing, sneezing and direct contact.

Symptoms do generally get worse with age however, often requiring time off from childcare, school or work.

Chickenpox vaccination: 2 doses required – £70 per dose

 

B12

Vitamin B12 injections are a very effective way of raising blood levels of B12 and reversing a deficiency.

If you have not had a B12 injection at Dorset Private GP before, then we will arrange for you to have a 20-minute GP consultation first. If the GP is happy to proceed with the injection, then this will be administered in the same appointment. After the initial GP appointment, a B12 injection can be administered at set intervals.

GP appointment plus B12 injection – £99

B12 injection only appointment – £45

 

Hay fever

90% of people should respond well to hay fever treatments such as antihistamine tablets, eye drops and nasal sprays. When medications are not effective, there are two alternatives. The first is the hay fever injection – a steroid injection that works by suppressing the body’s immune response to histamines and thus relieving symptoms. Immunotherapy is the other alternative, which we also offer through our allergy clinic, and is a method that helps your body gradually become less allergic.

Hay fever injection – £89

 

Shingles

Shingles is caused by the dormant chickenpox virus becoming active again. This is usually years after the original chickenpox infection, and the risk increases as we age. The vaccine is used to prevent shingles and the long-lasting nerve pain that follows shingles.

There are two types of vaccination available. The Shingrix vaccination is more effective than the Zostavax.

Shingrix vaccination: 2 doses required – £225 per dose

Zostavax vaccination: 1 dose required – £150

 

HPV

Any young person between the age of 12 and 18 can receive the HPV vaccine free from the NHS. However, for people who are sexually active who missed the HPV vaccine, there is benefit from the vaccination as they may not yet have acquired all the HPV strains.

HPV vaccination: 2 or 3 doses required – £160 per dose

 

Pneumonia

Pneumococci can cause infections of the lungs (especially pneumonia) and of the coverings over the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) and in the blood (bacteraemia or septicaemia). The vaccine we offer at Dorset Private GP will help protect against 23 pneumococcal types of virus.

When the vaccine is given the body’s natural defences make antibodies that help to protect against pneumococcal infections.

Pneumonia vaccination: one dose required – £65

 

Meningitis

Meningococcal disease is caused by a bacterium. These bacteria can be divided into 13 different groups, of which five (groups A, B, C, W and Y) are responsible for nearly all serious meningococcal infections.

Meningitis ACWY Vaccination: 1 dose required – £65

 

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