If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to take the following steps:
1.) Complete a travel assessment form (available here) and leave it with us for 2 weeks. You will need to state which countries (and areas within countries) you are visiting so that our nurses can determine which vaccinations you require. Make sure to state the departure date.
2.) Make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. We ideally require 6-8 weeks’ notice to book these.
WE ARE UNABLE TO OFFER last minute appointments. There is considerable demand to book travel vaccination appointments at very short notice, but we simply do not have the resources to accommodate them. Should you need to travel at less than 6-8 weeks' notice you would need to seek a private travel clinic.
Below is some information about various countries and their respective vaccination requirements:
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel, and preferably 8. The practice ask that you download and print this form and hand it into reception, allowing 2 weeks before you make the initial appointment - this will enable the travel nurse to ensure she had the correct information in front of her at your initial consultation appointment.
Please be aware that some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription, and thus incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge (such as the yellow fever vaccination, at £50). This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travelling in Europe
The EU has published useful information for travelers to Europe here.