Patients who may require vaccinations relating to foreign travel, need to submit travel plans to the practice, using our Travel Clinic Pro-forma, eight weeks prior to travel and no less than one week prior to your appointment with our Travel Clinic.
Our Travel Clinic is held on a monthly basis, during the last week of the month, either on a Tuesday or Thursday and it is very important to book this initial appointment as early as possible. Contact our Reception Staff.
This will enable a second apointment to be made for the Nurse to actually receive and administer the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine.
Your second appointment also needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
This will include which countries - and areas within countries - that you are visiting, to determine what vaccinations are required.
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.
The practice continues to provide NHS allowable vaccinations, ( ie. Hep A, Typhoid, Diptheria Tetaus,and Polio) but no longer provides Travel Vaccinations that are currently available on private prescription only ( ie. Hep B, Rabies, Jap B, Meningitis ACWY).
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below.
Our Reception Staff will be pleased to assist you further.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.