If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually 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 VACCINATIONS NOT ALLOWED ON THE NHS:-
There are 3 main vaccines that cannot be prescribed on the NHS for travel purposes:
Other less commonly required ones include Yellow Fever, Japanese Encephalitis, BCG and Tick-Borne Encephalitis.
ACTION: If patients require these vaccinations they will need to be administered privately.
-HEPATITIS A vaccination IS allowable on the NHS for travel
If a patient requires both Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B they should be offered Hep A on the NHS and Hep B privately.
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)