If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to book a telephone consultation with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
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
Please complete the form below and contact the Practice on 01473 271122 to arrange a telephone consultation with one of our Practice Nurses. The Practice Nurse will then arrange an appointment for you to be seen in surgery if vaccines are required.
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)
Information on travel vaccines.......
Travel vaccines help protect you against travel related infections that can be picked up when travelling outside the UK.
Do I need to check if I need any travel vaccines before travelling abroard?
Yes - it is inportant for your own health and the health of others tjat you have the travel vaccinations that are required for the country/area that you are visisting.
Some countries require you to have an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) before you enter. For example, Saudi Arabia requires proof of vaccination against certain types of menigitis for visitors arriving for the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages.
How do I find out which travel vaccines I need ?
You can ask your GP surgery or you can look at one of the following websites.
Are all travel vaccines available on the NHS?
No, please see table below
Table 1. Travel vaccines available on the NHS
Combined hepatitis A and typhoid
Tetanus , diphtheria and polio combined vaccine
Table 2. Travel vaccines not available on the NHS
Hapatitis B (single agent)
Japanease B encephalitis
Tick bourne encephalitis
Where can I get travel vaccinations from?
If required travel vaccine is available on the NHS (Table 1) you will usually be able to obtain it from your GP practice.
If the required travel vaccine is not available on the NHS (Table 2) you would need to visit a private health clinic.
For travel vaccines not available on the NHS a charge may be levied for;
- The vaccine
- Administration of the vaccine
- Writing the private prescription
- Post vaccination serological testing in the case of Hepatitis B administration, if performed for travel reasons
- Provision of certification of immunisation
Please click here for information regarding Prescribing Guidance for Practices Regarding NHS Patients Travelling Abroad.