If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment 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. You need to give the practice a minimum of 6 weeks notice.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment with the Practice Nurse 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.
If you are travelling sooner and are not able to give at least 6 weeks notice then we will not be able to accommodate you and your alternative would be to contact a private travel health clinic.
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 print off and complete the travel questionnaire below and hand or post it into reception. Please note that the Practice Nurse requires a minimum of 6 weeks notice before you travel.
Travel Risk Assessment Form.docx
Alternatively, you can make an appointment at the Calderlea Travel Clinic which is a private travel clinic that operates upstairs at Alison Lea Medical Centre. To make an appointment telephone 01355 578008. This clinic is for anyone that can't get an appointment at their own surgery because there isn't enough time before they go away or perhaps their surgery doesn't give travel vaccinations.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.