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 (payable to the pharmacy). This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS. A charge is also made for this administration of these vaccines. (payable to the practice) The practice nurse will give you further advice on the relevant charges.
There is currently a national shortage of some travel vaccines. It is important therefore that you allow as much time prior to travel as possible in order to be able to make alternative arrangements if necessary
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, contact the surgery to make an appointment with our practice nurse for travel health advice, fill out the online form and return to the surgery before coming to see the nurse.