If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to collect a travel form from the practice and complete and return this to us preferably 8 weeks prior to your travel date. The practice nurse will then be able to advise you as to what vaccinations or other travel precautions you need to be aware of i.e infections spread by insect bites and how to avoid these.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required is available on the link below:
It is important to return your travel form as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as an appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. Your appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
There will be a charge for some travel vaccines; this is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS. Information regarding charges for travel related vaccination/certificates etc is available at reception.
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)