If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete a Travel Questionnaire Form and submit it to the practice at least 8 weeks before you are due to travel. This form can be found at the bottom of this page or can be collected from our Reception. You will then be contacted to book in for the vaccinations that are available from the surgery. A list of these are below. Your appointment needs to be at least 4 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work
Which jabs do I need?
You can find out which vaccinations are necessary or recommended for the areas you'll be visiting on these two websites:
Some countries require you to have an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) before you enter. For example, Saudi Arabia requires proof of vaccination against certain types of meningitis for visitors arriving for the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages.
Many tropical countries in Africa and South America won't accept travellers from an area where there's yellow fever unless they can prove they've been vaccinated against it.
Where do I get my jabs?
You should find out what jabs you will need at least eight weeks before you're due to travel, as some jabs need to be given well in advance.
You can phone the practice to find out whether your existing UK jabs are up-to-date.The practice nurse can give you a booster of your UK jabs if you need one.
Alternatively, you can visit a local private travel vaccination clinic for your UK boosters and other travel jabs.
Free travel vaccinations
The following travel vaccinations are usually available free on the NHS:
These vaccines are usually free because they protect against diseases thought to represent the greatest risk to public health if they were brought into the country.
Private travel vaccinations
You're likely to have to pay for travel vaccinations against:
We do not provide these vaccines at the surgery.
Yellow fever vaccines are only available from designated centres. The NaTHNaC website can help you find a clinic offering yellow fever vaccination.
The cost of travel vaccines at private clinics will vary, but could be around £50 for each dose of a vaccine. It's worth considering this when budgeting for your trip
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
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)