If you are travelling abroad to work or on holiday, some vaccinations are provided free under the NHS. However, Non NHS Vaccinations and anti-malarial drugs must be purchased from your chemist after obtaining a private prescription for which there will be a charge.
It is important to contact us as early as possible to ensure that you receive the best possible travel health advice - a course of vaccines may take up to six months to complete - give our reception staff full details of your travel plans including dates, destinations and stopovers, etc. The Practice Nurse will then contact you to discuss the appropriate travel vaccination requirements and to receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine, so please plan ahead.
• Allow plenty of time for a pre-travel consultation, book an appointment with your Practice Nurse at least 6-8 weeks before you travel.
• A dental check-up before you travel may prevent problems while you are away.
• Take out adequate insurance for your destination and activities. A European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) entitles you to free or reduced
rate medical care in most EU countries. You can apply for one free of charge online (www.dh.gov.uk), by phone (0845 606 2030), or by post
using a form from the Post Office
• Pack a first aid kit (a sterile kit of emergency equipment may be a good idea if you are going somewhere remote).
• Find out about the place you are travelling, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website www.FCO.gov.uk contains information
and up to date advice on travelling abroad, including information about risks in specific countries
There is further information about countries and vaccinations on the links below
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)