Anyone considering travelling abroad is reminded to look at the latest Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice, listed by country at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you will need to phone or visit the surgery and ask for a Travel Vaccination Appointment with the Practice Nurse which will be a 30 minute appointment. Please let the receptionist know when booking where you are travelling to.
At your appointment you will need to tell the nurse which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. The nurse will book any follow-up appointments that are needed.
It is important this is done as early as possible - you should aim to book your first appointment at least 6-8 weeks before you travel. However, if you are travelling in less than 6 weeks please ask reception to book you in for a travel phone call with the Practice Nurse.
Which jabs do I need?
You can find out which vaccinations are necessary or recommended for the areas you'll be visiting on these two websites:
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.
Click on a flag below for further information about countries and vaccinations:
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Guidance on Mosquito Bite Avoidance for Travellers
Leaflet with advice on reducing the risk of mosquito-borne infections such as dengue, chikungunya, West Nile, malaria, yellow fever and Zita
Mosquito advice sheet.pdf