If you are planning to travel abroad at all then it is important that you consider making an appointment to discuss the health implications of your trip. Many immunisations which you may need for your stay could take several weeks to become fully effective and some require a course over a period of 4 weeks or more. Similarly most antimalarials need to be started well in advance of your trip. The sooner you come and see us the better. Our trained Practice Nurse will advise you on the necessary immunisations and anti-malarial precautions, together with any other tips to make your stay healthy.
Please print off our Travel Risk Assessment Form at the bottom of this document and bring it to your appointment with you. Before your trip it is important that you gather as much information as possible. Below you will find links to some useful websites and we recommend that you take a look and download the relevant information as we cannot provide this in all cases.
This service is provided as an NHS service at present and is therefore at no cost to you, however some immunisations which you may require are chargeable and we do ask for payment in advance, so please bring adequate funds with you. We can accept payment in cash or by credit/debit card. Full details on the cost of vaccines are detailed below.
Travel Consultation Record
Before attending your Travel Consultation appointment, please complete the Travel Risk Assessment form, see Downloads Section below. You will need to bring this with you to your appointment. If you have any questions regarding travel advice, please contact your usual surgery.
If you would like to view the charges for travel vaccinations, see Downloads Section below.
The following links may also be of interest:
MASTA Travel Health – Vaccination and Immunisation advice for your Journey
Foreign and Commonwealth Office – Travelling and living overseas
Malaria Hotspots – Malaria information and the prevention of malaria
Gap Year.com – Ideas, volunteering and backpacking information and advice
Year Out Group – UK-based support and information for the not-for-profit Year Out Group
Fit ForTravel – Public access website provided by the NHS
NaTHNaC – Contains general information and fact sheets for travellers