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 effectively.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above. As all vaccines vary in price and are specific to the country you are visiting prices alter dependant on list price from supplier at date of placing order. Dispensary staff will be able to advise when the order is placed for specific vaccines. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
A useful website for you to look at is http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/ . This will help you determine which vaccines are required for where you are travelling to and over what duration prior to travel.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse. If you prefer you can print the form off complete and hand it in to any of our reception staff who will pass it on to the nurses.
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).