Travel Health

Do you need vaccinations?

As you will be aware, GP surgeries are working under increasing pressure and so we are having to prioritise the services that we provide. As we receive no funding to provide travel clinics and they tend to be very time consuming, we have had to make some changes to the way that we run this service in order to protect other, more critical clinical services.

We are happy to provide travel advice for all individuals going on holiday irrespective of the number of countries being visited or how long the trip is. We are happy to advise both holiday makers and business travellers but we are not able to provide immunisations for occupational health (including education courses).

Please note that more than one appointment may be needed if you need several immunisations or a vaccine requires more than one injection. Vaccines can take up to 1 month to become fully effective.

  • To ensure that you are fully protected your first travel appointment must take place at least 6 weeks before date of travel
  • Therefore we recommend that you contact us 10-12 weeks before you travel to book an appointment.
  • We regret that if you need vaccinations at short notice or demand for appointments is too high, it will be necessary to contact an alternative travel clinic (suggestions are shown in the Travel Information Leaflet below).

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. 

Further Travel Information

The following websites will give you additional travel advice

Travel Health for information of vaccinations available on NHS

MASTA for private vaccination clinics

Gov.uk for specific country travel advice

EHIC to apply for your free European Health Insurance Card

Fit for Travel for information about vaccinations and important travel advice