Patients who may require vaccinations relating to foreign travel, are required to submit travel plans to the practice, using our Travel Clinic Pro-forma, NO LESS THAN 8 WEEKS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE DATE.
Please consider your travel vaccination requirements when booking your holiday. Please visit www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/ for further advice
The Practice is unable to accommodate requests for Travel clinic appointments less than 8 weeks prior to departure.
Travel clinic pro-forma will include details of countries and areas to be visited as well as accommodation type and expected activities. Travel needs of patients are very individual and can vary greatly depending on the age and vaccination history of the patient. e.g. A family of four going to the same hotel/resort may require different vaccinations from each other.
Our Travel Clinic is held on a monthly basis, usually during the last week of the month, on a Tuesday or Friday. It is very important to book this initial appointment as early as possible, and AT LEAST 8 WEEKS PRIOR TO TRAVEL. This is particularly important during spring and summer months where there is greater demand for appointments.
Your travel clinic appointment for vaccination needs to be at least 4 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to take effect, but can be sooner. Each member of the family will be allocated a 15 minute appointment at the travel clinic where NHS vaccines can be administered. Patients must bring prescribed vaccines to this appointment.
Some travel vaccines are only available on a private prescription via a pharmacy or by visiting a private travel clinic. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS. Anti-Malarial tablets can often be purchased from a pharmacy. Some non-NHS vaccinations require to be commenced 8 weeks prior to travel.
Our practice continues to provide NHS allowable vaccinations (i.e. Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Polio) but no longer provides travel vaccinations that are currently available only on private prescription (i.e. Hepatitis B, Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis, Meningitis ACWY, and some anti-malarial tablets).
Please see www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/ for further advice
Travel Clinic Pro-forma
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)