If you are travelling to a foreign country for any reason, please telephone the surgery to book a telcon with one of our practice nurses as soon as you know you are going away. This will allow enough time to give appropriate advice and arrange any vaccinations required. There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below or alternatively visit fitfortravel for more information.
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.