If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete the attached Travel Questionnaire (link below) so the Practice Nurse can check your current vaccination status. She will also determine what vaccinations are required depending on which countries and areas within the countries that you are visiting. The Practice Nurse will then call you to book an appointment and discuss what vaccinations may be required. Some vaccinations may require more than one appointment within a specific timeframe.
THEREFORE it is important to complete this form as early as possible - at least 4-6 weeks before you travel. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your initial appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work (this may be longer if a course of injections is required.
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 further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.