If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to come to the surgery and collect a Travel Questionnaire to complete and bring/post it back to us at least 8 weeks before you Travel. Once back to us allow 2 weeks for our practice nurse to do a risk assessment on the country and area you are travelling to and document the vaccination requirements you need on your medical records.
Having allowed the 2 weeks for our nurse to do the above it is the patients responsibility to call our receptionists so they can advise you of the vaccinations and precautions you need to take and book you an appointment with the practice nurse if necessary. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Appointments needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
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 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)