Travel Advice & Vaccinations
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse, preferably 4-6 weeks before you travel, to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
Travel Health Pro is the official UK Government sponsored website for Travel Advice. It is run by the National Travel Health Network and Centre, which was set up by the Department of Health in 2002, and is commissioned by Public Health England.
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 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.
Yellow Fever Clinic / Information
We are a registered Yellow Fever Centre which means that the clinic is open to patients from other surgeries. In some countries Yellow Fever is mandatory and you will need a certificate to prove that you are protected. The cost is £75 and the vaccine needs to be given at least 10 days prior to travel for the certificate to be legal.
In order to fully assess your travel risk and identify necessary vaccinations to be given it would greatly help us to have some information about yourself and where you are travelling to. Please take time to fill out our Travel Assessment Form and Yellow Fever Check List and bring it with you at your appointment.
Travel assessment form
Individuals who are aged 60 years and older appear to have an increased risk of adverse reactions when given a yellow fever vaccine.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.