We offer travel vaccinations to our patients that are available on the NHS which are predominantly Yellow Fever, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid and Hepatitis A. If you are likely to require any additional travel information, immunisations or anti malarial tablets then please be aware that there is a charge for this.
The earlier that you can tell us of your travel plans, the easier it is for us to help you. Some immunisations e.g. Hepatitis A, take several weeks until they start to provide protection. FOR THIS REASON PLEASE NOTE THAT TRAVEL FORMS CAN NOT BE ACCEPTED ANY LATER THAN 6 WEEKS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE DATE. Please allow yourself enough time. TRAVEL FORMS CAN BE COLLECTED FROM THE SURGERY. The Nurse will review your travel form and contact you either by telephone or post to advise you of your requirements and the need to make an appointment if necessary.
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
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.