If you are going abroad you may need travel vaccinations. As a first step, please complete the following form, with full details of the countries and areas within countries that you are intending to visit. This information should be provided as early as possible and ideally at least 6 weeks before your intended travel. This will enable us to determine what vaccinations are required.
Once we’ve reviewed the information you’ve provided, we may telephone or Email you to check on some of the information (don’t forget to leave your contact details on the form) .
Once we’re sure we have all the information we need, we’ll arrange a suitable time and date for your vaccinations with you. This should be as soon as possible before the date of your intended travel to allow time for the vaccines to work.
TRAVEL VACCINATIONS ARE NOT PART OF NORMAL NHS WORK AND THERE WILL BE A CHARGE FOR THIS SERVICE.
We will inform you of the charges when we book your consultation. Payment must be made before or at the time of vaccination and can be made by cheque or in cash.
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 8 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.
Other useful websites for travel information include:
It may be useful for you to print out the country advice from the FitForTravel or Nathnac websites for the areas you are visiting and note down any additional questions you have for your appointment with the travel nurse.
Please be aware that there are sometimes vaccine supply issues so plan ahead and book in to see us at least 8 weeks before travel, especially if you are travelling to remote areas or backpacking across several countries.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.