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. Please complete and return a travel form to the receptionist, ideally at least eight weeks before you travel. The practice nurses use these forms to advise you on necessary travel advice including immunisations or medications you may need.
When you have completed and returned the Pre-Travel Questionnaire, if you have not received a message from the Practice Nurse regarding your travel assessment (within 7-10 days after returning your Questionnaire) please contact the surgery .
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 Advice Booklet
Have a look at our travel advice booklet, full of useful information to read before you go.
You can also find lots more advice on the Travel Health Pro website.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
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