Travel Advice

Our practice nurse will be pleased to give advice to those patients going abroad. Allow SIX WEEKS in order for the vaccine(s) to be effective. Certain vaccines are chargeable - please ask at the time of your booking.

Click here to download the travel vaccination form (PDF, 63KB)
Please return the completed form to the surgery.

Travel Vaccine Patient Information

Before You Go

Well before travelling abroad, check with your travel agent or the tourist office/embassy of the country you intend to visit on any special precautions you may need to take.

At least two months before departure, discuss any vaccination requirements with the practice nurse. Pack a small first aid kit containing adhesive dressings, insect repellent, antiseptic cream and water purification tablets etc; ask at the pharmacy.

When Abroad

Check on the quality of the drinking water. If in doubt either drink only bottled water or use water purification tablets. Avoid ice in drinks as this may well have been made from suspect water. Raw vegetables, salads and fresh fruits should be carefully washed in clean water. If in doubt stick to freshly cooked food.

Beware of the sun! Use a high factor sunscreen particularly in the first few days of exposure. Children in particular should be closely monitored in this respect.

In hot climates, drink plenty of non-alcoholic drinks. If you are not passing water regularly you are not drinking enough.

On Your Return

If you fall ill, don't foget to tell your doctor that you have travelled abroad.

If you have received treatment abroad, tell your doctor on your return.

When donating blood, tell the transfusion staff which countries you have visited.

2021 Travel Vaccination Charges

Free Under NHS

The following vaccinations are free of charge:-

  • Diphtheria/Tetanus/Polio
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A Junior
  • Typhoid

Not Under NHS - Cost To Be Covered By Patient

Immunity testing Refer to Mayday
Travel Vaccination Certificates £15.00

Please note a charge of £15.00 is applicable for Travel Booklet
A charge of £10.00 for Private Prescription for Travel

We do not charge a consultation fee; all other vaccinations will need to be booked through a Travel Clinic.

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