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.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as 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.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please print off and fill out the form below and return it to us before coming to see the nurse.
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)
Yellow Fever is only found in parts of Central and South America and Sub-Saharan Africa. The cause is a virus that is spread by an infected mosquito which predominantly bites during the daylight hours. The incubation period is usually short (3-6 days) and the symptoms include sudden onset of fever, back ache, muscle pain, nausea and vomiting. Jaundice can also be seen in the early stages of this disease which intensifies as the disease progresses. Up to 60% of those infected with Yellow Fever would die from the disease.
If you are travelling to countries where Yellow Fever is prominent, we recommend that you get vaccinated against this disease at a local travel centre and pharmacies will be able to advise you where these are.