Advice for travellers is provided by the Practice Nurses who are specially trained. They can provide all vaccinations including yellow fever. Please be aware that requirements and recommendations for a particular destination may change at short notice so it is essential to obtain up to date information.
Ideally an appointment should be made at least six to eight weeks before departure to allow sufficient time to complete vaccination courses. You can also ring the surgery and leave a message, if you have any query regarding your travel vaccinations and/or require information on healthy travelling, and one of our practice nurses will call you back.
A number of travel vaccinations and anti-malarials are not available under the NHS and are therefore issued on a private prescription for which there will be a charge of £15 for the prescription plus a charge for the cost of the medication. If payment is required this needs to be paid at each appointment, by cash or cheque.
Please click here to access the form which needs completing before coming to see the nurse. An online version can also be found below.
Please click hereto see fees for vaccinations and anti-malarial medication.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
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 Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
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)