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Travel vaccinations

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. This will include 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 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.

To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form below before coming to see the nurse.

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