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.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below;
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.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please complete the form in the link below and return to the surgery at least 6 weeks before your appointment with the nurse.
Travel Vaccinations Patient Questionnaire
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Following guidance received from Public Health England, all travellers please be advised that there is a global shortage of Hepatitis A vaccine.
We would like to advise our patients to continue with any planned appointments for travel vaccination but we would like you to be aware that due to circumstances beyond our control we may be unable to give you Hepatitis A vaccination. Should this be the case our trained travel nurses will advise you accordingly.