BE AWARE THAT THERE IS A NATIONAL SHORTAGE OF HEP A & HEP B VACCINES. WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE THESE FOR TRAVEL PURPOSES.
PLEASE COMPLETE A SEPARATE FORM FOR EACH PERSON TRAVELLING.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. Please contact the surgery 7 to 10 days following the submission of a completed travel questionnaire to arrange an appointment with the Practice Nurse.
It is important to complete and return the travel questionnaire as soon as possible to enable the first appointment with the practice nurse to be booked to go through all information required. The practice can offer travel vaccinations up to, but no later than 8 weeks before you travel. The practice will consider offering the travel vaccination service to our patients if travel is between 8 and 4 weeks before you departure but this will be at the discretion of the practice nurse and reviewed on an individual case basis. The vaccines required have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine which must also be taken into consideration. Unfortunately we are not able to offer the travel vaccination service if travel is 4 weeks or less. Patients will need to contact the alternative travel clinics in the area to arrange the required vaccinations.
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.
Please ensure you complete a separate Travel Health Questionnaire for each person travelling. This includes for children of any age.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse. A separate travel questionnaire MUST be completed in full for each person travelling. This also applies to any children.
Please contact the practice 7 to 10 days after submitting a fully completed travel questionnaire. A member of the practice team will inform you of which, if any vaccinations you require to travel and book an appointment with the nurse if it is required. If you have any questions in relation to this procedure, please contact the practice.
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)