Merton Lodge Surgery

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Travel vaccinations

To help us offer the appropriate advice, please collect and fill in a travel vaccine form for the nurse prior to booking an appointment. The forms are available at reception and we have attached one here too if you are able to download and print:

Travel risk & vaccine form

If you cannot download / print this form, please collect a copy from reception and return to the surgery as soon as possible.

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment six weeks prior to departure with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements.

If there are no available appointments or it is less than six weeks to departure you will need to go through a travel clinic.

The form you fill in prior to the appointment will help the nurse advise what vaccines may be required for your travel. The form requires information such as which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.

Please click here for further information on how to stay healthy and safe abroad: https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home

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. 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.