If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
If you are planning to travel abroad, please complete the online questionnaire. One of our nurses will then review your vaccination record and medical history and will phone you. You do not need to make an appointment. A nurse will do this if they feel it necessary when they speak to you. You may only need a copy of current World Health Organisation recommendations
Please note - travel consultations are longer than an average consultation. If you are unable to attend, and do not let us know and your appointment is wasted, please be aware that we do not have the resources to rebook this, and so you will then need to attend a private travel clinic.
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form which MUST be returned to Practice Nurse at least two working days before your appointment.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)