Travel Health Clinic – vaccinations

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.

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible – at least 6 weeks before you travel – as a second appointment may 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.

Whilst most travel vaccines are free of charge, some vaccines can incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge.

Further information about vaccinations for specific travel destinations and traveller’s health can be found from the websites:

The National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) website at www.nathnac.org/