The surgery offers appointments with the Practice Nurse for travel immunisation advice. A questionnaire must be completed prior to an appointment being given. Please collect the questionnaire from the main reception or click here to download the form. Please note, you must be a patient registered with the practice.
An appointment will be made after completion and return of the pre-assessment form. Due to high demand and staff shortage there is a significant delay in the service, so please allow plenty of time for foreign travel advice. You may require a course of vaccinations which have to be ordered in. We are currently unable to accommodate patients travelling in the next six weeks. Please note forms are processed in order of departure date. If you require urgent travel vaccinations or do not wish to wait you are advised to attend a private travel clinic.
Please note some vaccinations are chargeable and from 01 April 2017 these include hepatitis B for travel. Click here for a list of vaccination fees.
There is a national shortage of Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines for travel and this is likely to continue into next year (2018). There is also currently a limited supply of tetanus vaccine. You may wish to contact private travel clinics to see if they have stock.
Here follows a list of useful website for you to obtain travel advice and information:
www.nathnac.org/travel/index.htm – for all travel information and vaccinations schedule
www.8weekstogo.co.uk – links with other sites for travel information. Very useful for pre-appointment information
www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.aspx – good site for maps, especially for cruises
www.vaccinesreminder.co.uk – provides vaccine reminder service with texts, etc.
SOS 4 life – App for iPhone
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.