Travel Health & Immunisations

Immunisation for foreign travel is restricted to vaccinations prescribed under NHS regulations e.g. Hep A, Diptheria, Polio, and typhoid.

Appointments for travel advice must be booked at least six weeks in advance. Not all immunisations are provided as part of the NHS service. Travel advice regarding specific regions must be obtained privately at a travel immunisation clinic.


Booking your Appointment with the Nurse

  • Travel Risk Assessment
    If you're planning a trip abroad please complete our Travel Risk Assessment form with details of your proposed journey. Alternatively if you prefer, the form is available from reception. This will be reviewed by the Practice Nurse, who will then review your medical records, and the current up to date advice on the region where you are travelling too. (Kindly note that this service is for registered patients only)
  • Travel Appointment
    Once you have submitted your form, please book a travel clinic appointment with the nurse, but please leave a week between submitting the form and your appointment so we can process your details.
  • Please Allow Plenty of Time
    Patients are advised to allow plenty of time for vaccinations (at least 6 weeks) especially if traveling to an out-of-the-way place where they'll be living or working among local people. Some courses of vaccine such as rabies or Hepatitis B need to be given over several weeks.

Prescriptions

If you require a prescription for vaccinations this will be ready to collect 2 working days following your appointment.

Holiday Health

It is always a wise precaution to pack some essential items in case of illness on holiday. Do choose medicines according to your needs and the country you are intending to visit. lf you take prescription medicines regularly remember to pack them too.

You may want to consider packing the following:

  • Paracetamol Travel Sickness tablets Plasters and a small crepe bandage
  • Rehydration solutions such as Dioralyte, Anti-diarrhoeal e.g. lmodium
  • High factor sunscreen
  • Anti-material tablets, Water purification tablets, Insect repellent
  • Condoms / other contraceptives
  • Sunhats for yourself and children

Mosquito Bite Avoidance for Travellers

In many tropical countries, mosquitoes can spread diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, West Nile, malaria, yellow fever and Zika. Here are five simple rules you should follow to reduce your risk of infections spread by mosquitoes.

Download this Information Leaflet for further Information.

Information about Countries & Vaccinations Required

 

Further information about countries and vaccinations
required can be found on the Fit for Travel website.

Travel Health Pro

Another useful website is travelhealthpro.org.uk which provides advice on the vaccines you are likely to need for your holiday. TravelHealthPro is the website comprising the travel health resources of the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC).

Travelling in Europe

Travelling in Europe is the European Union’s official website for people travelling in the 27 countries of the EU. Whether you are on holiday or on business, you will find practical advice and helpful tips on a wealth of subjects, from what documents you need, to getting healthcare and using your mobile phone.

Travel Vaccination Charges

We offer the travel health service free of charge, but unfortunately the NHS does not cover the cost of all the treatments you may need. Therefore, for some services you may need to pay.

Malaria Tablets are NOT provided on the NHS and sometimes can be bought over-the-counter or may require a private prescription. The nurse can advise regarding this or you could discuss with your pharmacist. REMEMBER some tablets have to be started at least one week before you travel and you need continue to take them when you return home for the advised length of time.