If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete a travel questionnaire, which can be obtained from Reception, at the Surgery. The practice nurse will assess your travel vaccination needs, based on the information you prove and contact you to discuss your requirements or invite you in for an appointment to discuss your needs. The form includes 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 provide this questionnaire as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel. As you can appreciate we receive many travel forms at certain times of year and as travel appointments are limited we need time to assess your needs fully and be able to book you an appointment, if required. If your form is received with less than 6 weeks notice, and we have no travel appointments available, we may recommend you visit the MASTA Travel Clinic. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your appointment, if required, 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.
Why not visit http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/ to look up the area you are travelling to. This website can give you lots of helpful travel information about your destination. You can also view a number of helpful videos at http://www.janechiodini.co.uk/news/help/tar.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.