Simple travel Vaccinations
Please remember that vaccinations planning is an important part of your holiday. If you are visiting a number of countries the vaccination planning is a complex process. Even regions within the same country have different requirements for vaccination. For this reason if you have left the request for vaccination within 6 weeks of departure, or if your travel plans involve more than two countries and/or if you plan a backpacking holiday in rural areas, although the surgery will provide those vaccine available on the NHS,you will be advised to find a specialist travel clinic. Your travel company or airline may be able to help you find a service, or, you may find a service in the yellow pages or on the internet.Please be aware that many countries require a course of vaccinations at staggered intervals prior to departure. Some of the vaccinations are expensive.
If you have made contact with the surgery at least six weeks before departure we will be able to privide those NHS vaccines that are required. Before an appointment is made please collect a travel risk assessment form ( one for each traveller) from the surgery.Please submit the completed forms within 2 or 3 days. Very specific detail of your itinerary will be required.
The Travel specialist Nurse will review your plans and decide which of your needs can be met by the surgery.
If the requirement is for any of the following:
Hepatitis B- (May be chargeable £20/vaccine)
Typhoid -please note that there is a nationwide shortage of this vaccine currently.
Malaria- may be chargeable
then the surgery will usually be able to deliver this course of vaccine for patients.
If however the vaccinations required are complex you will be asked to contact a specialist travel clinic.
At your travel appointment The Specialist Nurse will Check through your itinerary with you, plan the course of vaccine that is required, and explain the costs involved.
Failure to attend Travel appointments
In the past we have had patients fail to attend appointments - for a family of four would be 50 minutes of valuable Nurse time wasted. This is unfair to all of our patients. For this reason patients who do not attend their travel appointment will not be offered a further appointment, but they will be asked to find a specialist travel clinic.
In the future we are planning to develop this service to include more complex travel services.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below-
Please fill in the risk assessment form below and bring to your appointment with the nurse: