Some of our practice nursing team are able to provide advice for those jetting off to far away shores. We are also able to administer appropriate vaccinations to those who need them (although we are not a registered Yellow Fever Centre).
Please note that many vaccinations recommended for overseas travel are not available on the NHS and you will be required to pay for these vaccines. Some malaria treatments are available from the pharmacist, who may be able to advise and supply these when appropriate.
It is imperative that you seek advice regarding travel vaccinations well in advance of your intended departure date (at least 8 weeks), as they often need to be given well in advance of travel.
It is important to make your initial appointment as early as possible – at least 6 weeks before you travel. 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.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe, the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website. Click here