If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to fill in a questionaire for the practice nurse to let her know your travel arrangements and your dates of travel. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to work out what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to do this as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a double appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually give you the vaccinations. These vaccines may have to be ordered and this also takes time. Your appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are not given at the surgery eg Yellow Fever and we will direct you to another clinic where you will have to pay for this service. Malaria prevention treatment is not included in the services provided by the NHS and therefore we will issue a private prescription.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
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)