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 6 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. Your second 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.
Yellow Fever Vaccination
The yellow fever vaccination is recommended for people who are travelling to an area where yellow fever is found including parts of Sub – Saharan, Africa, South America, Central America and Trinidad in the Caribbean. Any country that requires you to have a certificate for Yellow Fever vaccination to prove you have been vaccinated.
This is known as International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP), you should be vaccinated at least 10 days before you travel to allow enough time for the vaccine to work.
The Yellow Fever vaccination is NO longer available at this practice, please check the country information on the TravelHealthPro website or with a Yellow fever vaccination centre to see if you need a certificate for the area you are travelling to.
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.