If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. Please book your appointment via reception on 01256 399710 and complete the Travel Questionnare below which should be sent to us prior to your appointment. 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 some travel vaccinations are not included in the services provided by the NHS and therefore become a chargeable service.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
It is always a wise precaution to pack some essential items in case of illnesss on holiday.
Do choose medicines according to your needs and the country you are visiting.
If you take prescription medicines regularly remember to pack then too.
- Travel sickness tablets
- Rehydration solutions such as Dioralyte
- Anti-diarrhoeal, eg Imodium
- High factor sunscreen; calamine lotion
- Always check whether you need any immunisations or malarial tablets before you travel
- Seek advice well in advance in case you need a course of injections
Please call reception on (01256) 399710 to make an appointment with the Practice Nurse for all your travel requirements.
OTHER ESSENTIALS TO PACK
- Water purification tablets
- Insect repellent
- Condoms/ other contraceptives
- Arrange medical insurance
- Obtain a European Health Insurance Card from the Post Office if you are travelling in Europe. This will entitle you to free or reduced cost medical care within the EU. Take the card with you on holiday. (Care can still be very expensive even with an E111 form.) To obtain a E111 card on line: www.e111.org.uk