Our Practice nurses are trained to give advice regarding those vaccinations required & advised for overseas travel. To save your time and a possible unnecessary trip to the surgery, please contact our receptionists who will give you a form to complete with your travel plans and other relevant details. The nurse will review the information you give and will make any relevant recommendations. We invite you to contact us 5 or more working days later for that advice and to arrange any necessary appointment.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to complete this form as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as it is likely that an appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. Sometimes these vaccines have to be ordered as they are not "stock vaccines". 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 over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because some travel vaccinations are not included in the services provided by the NHS and therefore can be a chargeable service.
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)