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 inform the Practice as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel.
Please complete the Travel Questionnaire and forward to the Practice. The Practice will then be in touch to inform you what vaccines are required, a prescription may be be issued for you to collect if the vaccine is not held in stock. You will then need to arrange an appointment with the Practice Nurse who will administer the vaccines. Your appointment needs to be at least 4 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are available on the NHS free of charge. These are Typhoid , Hepatatis A , Cholera , Tetnus , Diptheria and Polio . Other vaccines will need to be paid for Privately. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS. Private Vaccines Include: Rabies , Meningitis ACYW ( Mandatory for travel to Hajj and Umrah), Hepatitis B , Japanese Encepahlitis. Anti-Malarial Tablets are not available on the NHS and there will be a charge for this too.
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 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)