Please make a 30 minute appointment with either Julie Allinson or Sue Nicholas, at least six weeks prior to travelling – at this appointment it will be established which vaccines are recommended for the country you are travelling to, and there will be time for the relevant vaccines to be administered at this appointment. These appointments cannot be booked online - please phone reception on 01491 838286 to make an appointment.
Vaccines provided at the surgery include Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Diptheria/Tetanus/Polio, and Cholera. Vaccines not given at the surgery (Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis, Hepatitis B, Yellow Fever, Meningitis C, Tick-borne Encephelitis) can be sourced either at a chemist offering travel services or a private travel clinic. Malaria tablets are not prescribed by the NHS - some are bought over the counter at a chemist privately, some require a private prescription that the surgery would issue, but the chemist or online chemist will charge for them.
Interesting travel website addresses are:
For patients who are not registered with the surgery they should seek advice from their registered GP surgery.
Please consult the NHS Choices for further information.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
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)