If you require vaccination or malaria prophylaxis relating to foreign travel you need to complete a 'Travel Vaccination Form' and hand it in at the surgery as soon as possible - we recommend no later than 8 weeks before you travel. You will need to know which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. Please also read the Travel Information Leaflet below.
Travel Vaccination Form
Travel Information Leaflet
Please note that some vaccines have to be ordered in as they are not held in stock. Vaccines that are not part of the usual vaccination schedule in the UK are not funded by the NHS and will have to be paid for. The nurse will discuss any charges that may apply.
Your final appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work effectively. The nurse will provide travel health advice and issue malaria prophylaxis prescriptions if needed (at a cost of £15 per prescription - this does not include the cost of the drug which will be levied by the pharmacy that issues it).
For further information on vaccinations, malaria prophylaxis requirements and travel advice please refer to the Fit For Travel website.