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Travel health

Stay safe and healthy abroad

If you are travelling abroad you may need to be vaccinated. Please make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss the vaccinations you will need, which will depend on where you are travelling.

It is important to make this initial appointment at least eight weeks before you travel so that the vaccines can be ordered. You will need a second appointment to receive the vaccinations.  Your second appointment should be at least two weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription which cost more than the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.

Travel vaccinations

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/travel-vaccinations/

Travel health checklist

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/travel-health-checklist/

Travel questionnaire

Download our travel questionnaire here

On return of the completed form please make an appointment to see one of the Nurses – the Surgery requires that you have a face to face appointment with a Nurse – even if you do not think that you need any vaccinations, as they are able to give you other relevant travel advice.
(We would prefer that you allow at least 5 working days between return of the form and your appointment in order to allow the nurses time to check what is required and look into your previous vaccinations on computer and paper records.)