You don’t always need vaccinations if you’re travelling abroad. It’ll depend on where and when you’re travelling and what activities you plan to do.
The NHS recommends that travellers check the information on NaTHNaC which provide a comprehensive guide to the immunisations required for each country and general advice. These websites include daily updates on current issues effecting health such as the Zika virus and yellow fever.
We are more than happy to provide you with the vaccinations which are usually available free on the NHS should you require them but we are no longer able to provide comprehensive advice for travel at the practice.
If you need us to check your medical records to see which immunisations you have previously had then please contact reception. If you need a printed copy of your immunisations there will be a small charge. Some patient records are still on paper so would need to be taken out of storage, so please allow at least 2 weeks for us to check. Remember if you previously had any immunisations at a private clinic, these will not be on your practice record, unless you have told us about these.
The immunisations available at the practice are:
- Tetanus/Diphtheria/Poliomyelitis (Combined Vaccination)
- Hepatitis A
If you require any other immunisations or advice then please arrange to visit a private travel clinic, that can offer you a full range of services and convenient appointment times.
Please allow enough time to request an appointment at the practice prior to your date of travel or we may not be able to see you before you depart on your holiday.
Pharmacists are also able to advise you on antimalarial medication.