We are advised by NHSEI, BMA and RCGP that travel vaccinations remain a low clinical priority, set against the context of the wider pandemic NHS recovery, patient access, long term condition management and offering the Covid vaccination programme. However, we recognise that they remain important to our patients, so we protect a proportion of nurse time to deliver these every week. We will endeavour to do what we can, but given the wider demands on our time which are clinically urgent, you may be advised that the time window for your vaccinations is inconvenient for you travel plans. In this scenario if we have no availability to accommodate your needs, we will signpost you to local private travel providers, who may also be able to serve any additional needs for e.g. Japanese encephalitis and tick-borne encephalitis; meningitis vaccines; rabies; tuberculosis (TB) and yellow fever.
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.
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.
Some immunisations which you may require are not covered by the NHS so we can’t provide them for you, the practice nurse will inform you if this is the case during your appointment.
Travel Appointments/Travel Risk Assessment Form
Please contact our Reception Team to arrange your first travel appointment. They will need to note down your destination/s and you will need to ensure we have your full immunisation history on file.
Please make sure you cancel this appointment if you are unable to attend.
If you would like to view the vaccines that are covered by the NHS and we can therefore offer you, see 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
Travel Vaccinations we can offer you
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