The practice nurse will be pleased to offer advice on general health matters for patients who intend to travel abroad. Information is available for recommended vaccinations, all of which can be arranged at the surgery (with the exception of Yellow Fever).
Please ask at reception for a Foreign Travel Form and return it at least 6 weeks prior to travel. Our receptionist will advise you on when to contact us for further advice or to arrange an appointment if required.
Please Note: Not all vaccinations are available on the NHS. Anti-malarial are issued on a private prescription.
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:
|Europe & Russia||North America|
|Central America||South America|
|Middle East||Central Asia|
|East Asia||Australasia and Pacific|
It is important to make the 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.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.