It is essential that you factor in adequate time to have the immunisations you need for your journey, and to be aware that there is a cost for some immunisations. We recommend that you have your immunisations at least 6 weeks before you travel. If sufficient time is not allowed then it may not be possible to offer you an appointment at with our practice nurse. In these instances we may have to advise you to attend a Private travel Clinic who will charge you for the service.
Travel vaccination request forms are available from our receptionist. Once completed it should be handed back into the practice for our Practice Nurse to review. The practice nurse will then contact you with advice and to arrange an appointment.
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 the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.