If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
|Europe & Russia||North America|
|Central America||South America|
|Middle East||Central Asia|
|East Asia||Australasia and Pacific|
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible – at least 6 weeks before you travel – as a second appointment may be required with the practice nurse to receive further vaccinations. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Most travel vaccines are free under the NHS. However, there is a charge for Hepatitis B and Meningitis ACWY vaccines – payable by cheque or in cash. A private prescription is also required for prescription of some anti-malarial drugs and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because some travel vaccination/prophylaxis is not included in the services provided by the NHS and therefore is a chargeable service.