The practice nurse will be pleased to offer advice on general health matters for patients who intend to travel abroad. Information is available for recommended vaccinations, all of which can be arranged at the surgery (with the exception of Yellow Fever).
Please ask at reception for a Foreign Travel Form and return it at least 6 weeks prior to travel. Our receptionist will advise you on when to contact us for further advice or to arrange an appointment if required.
Please Note: Not all vaccinations are available on the NHS. Anti-malarial are issued on a private prescription.
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.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
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