If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you should complete a travel vaccination form which can be collected from the reception desk. The Practice Nurse will then check your medical records and confirm which vaccinations you need and whether these can be done under the NHS or a private arrangement (which will incur a fee for the private prescription and the cost of the actual vacinnation/medication from the chemist).
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to complete your travel vaccination form as early as possible - at least 8 weeks before you travel - sometimes more that one appointment is needed with the practice nurse to 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 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 form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website. It is also advisable to obtain an E111 before you travel and you should carry this with you in Europe.