If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete a travel vaccination form which can be collected from the surgery. Once you hand this back in the practice nurse will review what travel vaccinations are required. 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 complete this form as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as an 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 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.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the attached form and bring to the surgery for the nurse to review.
Travel Vaccination Form
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.