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.
There is NO CHARGE for the following vaccinations:
Tetanus, Polio, Typhoid, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B if recommend by a GP.
You WILL BE charged
If you are travelling to Northern Europe, Australia and New Zealand and request the following vaccinations.
Hepatitis A + Typhoid
We also charge a fee for the following:-
Holiday Vaccinations/Occupational Vaccinations
Hepatitis B (course of 3 injections plus blood test)
Hepatitis B (Booster)
Hepatitis B (Blood Test)
Pre-payments (for the entire course) are required from patients wishing to receive travel vaccinations from the practice.
Please ask reception for a travel questionnaire and book appointment at least 8 weeks before date of travel. If you fail to keep appointment a charge will be made of £12.50
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please complete the systm one online travel questionnaire and you will be contacted with an appointment.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.