If you require any advice or vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to
make an appointment with the Practice Nurse to discuss your travel arrangements.
The Nurse would need to know which countries or areas within countries you are visiting
to determine what vaccinations are required. You don’t always need vaccinations
if you’re travelling abroad. It will depend on where and when you’re travelling and
what activities you plan to do. There is further information about countries where
vaccinations are required on the drop down links below.
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least
4 weeks before you travel. Vaccines need to be given at least 2 weeks before you
travel to allow them to be effective.
Most travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge
over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because travel vaccinations
are not included in the services provided by the NHS and therefore is a chargeable