PLEASE NOTE THAT DURING THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC WE ARE UNABLE TO OFFER APPOINTMENTS FOR TRAVEL VACCINES. IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON TRAVELLING ABROAD PLEASE CONSULT A PRIVATE TRAVEL CLINIC. WE WILL STILL GIVE THE NHS VACCINES IF THEY ARE NEEDED. YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE A REPORT FROM THE TRAVEL CLINIC CONFIRMING THAT YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN ADVICE AND WHICH VACCINES YOU NEED.
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.
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 8 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 in less than 8 weeks time you will need to attend a Travel Clinic who will advise and administer any chargeable vaccinations you require e.g. yellow fever. The Travel Clinic may request that you return to the surgery for NHS vaccinations e.g. tetanus.
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.
Please note if you are travelling to multiple destinations you will be asked to attend a travel clinic as the advice needed may be out of our area of expertise. You will still be able to have any of the core NHS vaccines free of charge in the practice.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form and allow 10-14 days before contacting the practice on 01763 242981, when you will be advised which vaccines you require.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.