If you are travelling abroad and you think you may need vaccinations, please let us know at least 8 weeks before departure. Complete our travel vaccination form (Travel vaccination form) and hand it in at reception. Our nursing staff will assess the information and contact you by telephone with 1 week to arrange any appropriate travel advice, vaccinations or anti-malarial medication.
Most vaccinations are free on prescription but not all (eg. rabies vaccine) but we can advise you of this information if necessary. We do not provide yellow fever vaccination but again, we will give you appropriate advice about obtaining this vaccine if it is needed.
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 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)