If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make a half an hour appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible – at least 6 weeks before you travel – as a second appointment may be required with the practice nurse to receive the vaccinations. Some of these vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment may need 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 fill out the online form before attending your appointment to see the nurse.
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European Union website.