The practice nurse can advise you about all aspects of travel immunisation. Please make an appointment to see her as far in advance of your holiday as possible.
No immunisation schedule can give you 100% protection. You must still take precautions against mosquitoes. Drink bottled water only; if you must drink ordinary water either boil it or add purifying tablets. If you become ill after returning from abroad you must consult a doctor.
Substantial protection can be provided against malaria, polio, rabies, tetanus, typhoid, meningitis, yellow fever and some forms of hepatitis. We provide most immunisations (excluding yellow fever) at the practice.
Not all travel vaccines are available on the NHS, therefore a charge will incur. There is also a charge for certificates.
SPECIAL GROUPS - BOOK APPOINTMENT WITH PRACTICE NURSE
Certain occupational groups such as police and prison officers, doctors, dentists and nurses, should be immunised.
Elderly people and those with heart, lung and kidney problems, diabetes and asthma. The practice offers vaccinations in October and November to patients in these groups.
Immune System Disorders
Generally yes to vaccination but should have specialist advice.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make your 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.