If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to collect a travel questionnaire from the practice, and complete and return this. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. The nurse will then check your records to see if you need any additional vaccinations, and you will be contacted to make an appointment for these if they are needed.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important to complete and return this questionnaire as early as possible after you know you will be travelling - we ask for this to have been received at least 6 weeks before your date of travel. This is because an appointment will be required with the practice nurse to receive the vaccinations, and these are booked into specific clinics which are only available once a week. Additionally, some vaccines have to be ordered as we do not keep them in stock. Your appointment should 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.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)