Determining the vaccinations you require when traveling abroad depends on the individual country you are traveling to, your existing medical conditions and any medications you are currently taking. Therefore, information about which vaccines you will need CANNOT be given over the phone without a prior assessment by the practice nurse.
If you are planning a trip abroad, it is recommended that you visit the practice nurse at least 8 weeks before your travel date as some jabs take time to reach their full effect. If you have not previously been immunised against diphtheria, polio or tetanus or are due for a booster, this is an ideal opportunity to have the vaccinations. You may choose to have your vaccines at the practice or at a special travel clinic should you wish. Please note that vaccines for yellow fever and rabies are not available at this practice.
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.