If you are planning a holiday abroad and are likely to need vaccinations make an appointment in the travel clinic well in advance. Some of the vaccinations courses take 3 months.
We hold weekly travel clinics at various times when we provide a full range of travel vaccinations and advice for those proposing to travel abroad.
Non-urgent advice: Notice
Please note – there maybe a charge for some of the travel vaccinations.
How do I get foreign travel advice and information on vaccinations?
Getting ready to travel abroad involves more than just making sure you are up to date with your “jabs”. If you are planning a holiday abroad and are likely to need vaccinations or just advice please make an appointment with one of the nurses well in advance. Some of the vaccinations courses take 3 months.
We have made a list of useful websites for you to access. You will be able to obtain more information on current diseases for which there may be no vaccine. You will also be able to find out current government advice on travelling in certain areas of the world. These websites also give you useful and up to date links to even more information.
Some vaccinations take up to 2 weeks to work. Malaria prophylaxis usually needs to be started 2 weeks before you depart and some vaccinations involve a whole course which may take up to 1-6 months. In order to get yourself fully protected from vaccine-preventable diseases we would recommend that you make an appointment with the nurse as much as 8 weeks before your intended travel.
Some of the vaccination courses take 3 months.
Some vaccinations are not available on the NHS and we will make a charge for these.
Vaccines currently available on the NHS for travel are
- Hepatitis A
Useful Travel Health websites
- Travel Health UK is an independent nurse-led travel site giving practical advice to travellers of all ages: www.travelhealth.co.uk
- The Department of Health site is aimed at UK residents travelling overseas: www.dh.gov.uk
- Motion (travel) sickness: www.prodigy.nhs.uk
- Fit for Travel: www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk
- 24Dr: www.24dr.com/reference/travel
Travel Vaccination Charges
If you require information regarding fees, please contact the surgery.
Please do not hesitate to ask the Practice Nurse for further information. Please pay for your travel vaccinations at reception before administration.