If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need ask at reception for a travel vaccination request form. The form can be completed over the telephone . You will need to provide the following information . It is vital that you give full details of destinations and resorts as vaccination requirements can vary from resort to resort even within the same country.
- Departure Date
- Length of stay
- Holiday Type
- Accommodation e.g. hotel, self catering , staying with family
- High Risk activities e.g scuba diving safari
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Once you have completed the form you will be asked to contact the surgery in a few days once the nurse has reviewed your request and worked out you vaccination programme. When you ring back for this information the receptionist will provide you with the information about what you need and advise you as to what appointments are required.
We ideally like to start a vaccination programme 4-6 weeks before departure .
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.
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 a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)