Planning a holiday abroad?
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. We request you complete and submit a Travel Risk Assessment Form prior to any appointment to determine what travel vaccinations are required. It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible- ideally 6-8 weeks before you travel. Some vaccine courses require several weeks to complete and the vaccine may take up to 21 days to develop adequate immunity. Not all travel vaccinations are free and included in the services provided by the NHS. You may be advised to attend a private travel clinic for further vaccinations.
We recommend you visit the following websites before planning your holiday.
Fit For Travel- Travel health information and disease prevention advice for people travelling abroad including malaria maps.
Foreign travel advice- Travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Gap year foreign travel advice- Information on how to stay safe and healthy during your gap year overseas.
NaTHNaC- Health risks in your destination country, general health and safety advice, reports of disease outbreaks
Visit friends and family abroad- How to stay safe when travelling to and staying in a familiar overseas destination