Please make an appointment a very minimum 6 weeks before you travel. You will need to fill in a “Travel Advice” form below or if you prefer you can pick one up from reception. This must be either submitted or handed in to the surgery at least 5 working days before your appointment so the nurse can go through your record and check the current recommendations for the place(s) you are visiting. If you have not submitted the travel advice form at least 5 working days before your appointment we may not be able to vaccinate you fully and you may require a follow up appointment. Travel Vaccination appointments are 20 minutes long and can be any time or day with either Practice Nurse.
If a private prescription for some vaccinations or tablets is organised you may need to pay £20 for the prescription at the surgery and pay for the medication at the pharmacy. The following vaccinations are free of charge: Tetanus, Diptheria, Polio, Typhoid and Hepatitis A. This procedure is set by the British Medical Association (BMA). Please note, that travel vaccination appointments are not classed as urgent and is not an NHS procedure. Each family member travelling requires the full 20 minute appointment. If we cannot accommodate a date in the timescale you require you will need to attend one of the local Travel Clinics. Further information can be obtained from reception.
Read the latest health advice for the country you’re travelling to on the Fit for Travel website, and check the travel safety updates with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. You may need travel vaccines or, if diseases such as malaria are a risk, you may need to start protecting yourself well in advance. Prepare a kit of travel health essentials, including sunscreen, painkillers, antiseptic, insect repellent and anti-diarrhoea pills. These will be useful wherever you’re going. Sexual health experts advise taking condoms with you to avoid the risk of buying fake brands, which may be unsafe, when you get there.