Advice For Travellers

 

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This service is by appointment only with our practice nurses. They can give advice and arrange vaccinations. Some vaccinations cannot be given at the same time and therefore will need to be consulted well in advance (preferably at least two months) of your departure as some vaccinations take time to be effective.

Most travel immunisations can be provided free on the NHS.

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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 via the fit for travel website

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 fill out this online form before coming to see the nurse.