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 6 weeks before you travel is preferable as some immunisations take that length of time to become effective. We regret that if you do not give us a minimum of two weeks notice it is unlikely that we will be able to administer travel vaccinations for you as there as there will be insufficent time for most vaccinations to become effective.
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
We would like to make you aware of the following points regarding travel:
Please complete this form at least 6 weeks before you travel and return to reception who will book a 20 minute appointment for you with a travel nurse. The nurse will check your records and contact you if your vaccinations are up-to-date and you therefore do not require the appointment.
Some travel vaccinations and all malaria tablets are NOT provided free by the NHS. You can view full list of travel fees here.
Payment MUST be made at our reception desk at your first appointment – cash, cheques and credit cards (excepting American Express) are all accepted.
Vaccine requires time to become effective and we may not be able to offer a travel appointment at short notice. Failure to attend your appointment may jeopardise your vaccination. Should this be the case, details of private travel clinics are available at reception.
When booking a travel appointment, we aim to provide patients with the most convenient and suitable times to fit their needs. Unfortunately time and time again many nurse appointments are wasted by people who fail to turn up for booked travel appointments. Regrettably it has become necessary to advise you that should a patient cancel at extremely short notice or fail to attend for a booked travel appointment the surgery will NOT offer a further appointment.
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travel Immunisations form for Patients 2016