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.
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 8 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.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form or Reception will be happy to give you a form. Once completed and returned to the Surgery please allow 2 weeks before telephoning Reception to see if you require vaccinations/travel advice
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful website has been created by European Commission Service. The website provides information on the EU - includes FAQs, email and telephone queries. To visit please click:- http://europa.eu/europedirect/index_en.htm