If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to fill out a travel questionnaire and the practice nurse will make an appointment with them to discuss what is required. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Advice Sheet
Mosquito Advice Sheet
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form below before coming to see the nurse or alternatively you can pop into the surgery to pick up a travel health questionnaire.
The following travel vaccines are available free on the NHS if your GP practice is signed up to provide vaccination (immunisation) services.
These vaccines are free because they protect against diseases thought to represent the greatest risk to public health if they were brought into the country.
You'll have to pay for travel vaccinations against:
Yellow fever vaccines are only available from designated centres.
The cost of travel vaccines that are not available on the NHS will vary, depending on the vaccine and number of doses you need.
It's worth considering this when budgeting for your trip.