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 8 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. Please also be aware that some vaccines take 6 weeks to take effect and to build up sufficient immunity and so it is very important that you have your initial appointment at least 8 weeks before travel.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge for the prescription (payable to the GP practice) and at the pharmacy for the drugs (payable to the pharmacy). This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS. These vaccines will also incur an appointment charge as they are a non-NHS provision.
Please be aware, if you are departing in less than 8 weeks this does not allow adequate time to have an initial and second appointment and you should approach your pharmacy directly to coordinate and receive all vaccinations.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form at least 8 weeks before coming to see the nurse. This form is also available in paper format from our reception desk.