Manx residents to be charged for travel vaccinations
Isle of Man residents will have to pay for some travel vaccines from December, to save the government £70,000.
Travellers will now have to pay for Typhoid, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis A/B and Hepatitis A/Typhoid.
GPs will charge for the vaccines and will also be able to charge a fee for giving the jabs.
Patients who have already started a course of treatment before 1 December will be able to continue with it under the NHS, the department said.
Health minister David Anderson MHK said: "Whilst it is regrettable that we are withdrawing NHS funding for travel vaccines, they will still be available through GPs across the island, but there will now be a modest charge.
"It is incumbent upon me to ensure that we spend every penny wisely and for the benefit of as many people in our community as possible and I feel that this is the right decision to make."
People seeking pre-travel advice will not be charged.