If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make a request to the Surgery AT LEAST 4 WEEKS before travelling. You will need to inform the Surgery which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine which vaccinations are required.
It is important to make this initial request as early as possible - at least 4 weeks before you travel - as a further 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. This 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.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please attend the Practice and collect a travel form for completion.
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)