The Practice is able to offer travel injections & advice ONLY on the following: Hepatitis A, Typhoid & Tetanus/polio/diphtheria.
For all other vaccinations please attend a local travel clinic.
If you require any of the above vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete a travel questionnaire which will be reviewed by our Practice Nurse and a plan made for any required vaccinations and further travel health advice. You will need to complete the form & give to reception at least four weeks prior to an appointment booking for the Practice Nurse to review your medical records.
You can also carry out a self-assessment for travel to help identify if you require any vaccinations - www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important to complete your questionnaire as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as an 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 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. 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 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)