All travellers should ensure they seek travel health advice from a travel clinic well in advance of their trip and consult the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) website for up to date information on current outbreaks and country information.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the Doctor to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the Doctor.
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.
Some vaccines are available on the NHS but others are not.
GP’s can give the following on the NHS:
- Hepatitis A
GP’s cannot give the following vaccines on the NHS:
- Hepatitis B
- Japanese Encephalitis
- Tick Borne Encephalitis
- Yellow Fever
For vaccines that are not available on the NHS please refer yourself to a Private Travel Clinic.
Malaria Medication Malaria Medication is not available on the NHS.
During your risk assessment the Travel Clinic will discuss the type/s of Malaria Medication recommended for the area/s you are travelling to and answer any questions, which will assist you in making your decision.
Malaria Medication is taken before travel, whilst in the risk area and for a period of time after travel – the length of time before and after is dependent upon the type of Malaria Medication you choose to take.